Hard disk issues

Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Tue Feb 24 22:44:13 UTC 2004


Gabriel Birrane wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> I have two 250Gb Western Digital internal SATA hard drives installed.
> After much trouble with Graphics cards and firewire problems I was 
> able to
> get FC1 installed.
>
> Here is my problem.
>
> The output of 'df' looks like this:
>
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sdb1            240308484 165480988  62620508  73% /
> /dev/sda1               101086      6435     89432   7% /boot
> none                   1034196         0   1034196   0% /dev/shm
>
> In /var/log/messages I see the following:
>
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE00 
> ctl 0xFE12 bmdma 0xFEA0 irq 9
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE20 
> ctl 0xFE32 bmdma 0xFEA8 irq 9
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata1: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/100, 
> 488397168 sectors (lba48)
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/100
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata2: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/100, 
> 488281250 sectors (lba48)
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost autofs: automount startup succeeded
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: ata2: dev 0 configured for UDMA/100
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: scsi0 : ata_piix
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: scsi1 : ata_piix
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:   Vendor: ATA       Model: WDC 
> WD2500JD-50F  Rev: 0.70
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:   Type:   
> Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:   Vendor: ATA       Model: WDC 
> WD2500JD-75F  Rev: 0.70
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:   Type:   
> Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, 
> channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: Attached scsi disk sdb at scsi1, 
> channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: SCSI device sda: 488397168 512-byte 
> hdwr sectors (250059 MB)
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: Partition check:
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: smartd version 5.21 Copyright 
> (C) 2002-3 Bruce Allen
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:  sda: sda1 sda2
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Home page is 
> http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: SCSI device sdb: 488281250 512-byte 
> hdwr sectors (250000 MB)
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Opened configuration file 
> /etc/smartd.conf
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel:  sdb: sdb1
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Configuration file 
> /etc/smartd.conf parsed.
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: Journalled Block Device driver loaded
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module 
> block-major-3
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: kjournald starting.  Commit interval 
> 5 seconds
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Device: /dev/hda, No such 
> device or address, open() failed
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with 
> ordered data mode.
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Unable to register ATA device 
> /dev/hda at line 30 of file /etc/smartd.conf
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost kernel: Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k 
> freed
> Feb 22 18:59:06 localhost smartd[5274]: Unable to register device 
> /dev/hda (no Directive -d removable). Exiting.
>
>
> Hardware browser gives the following information for Hard Drives
>
> Drive /dev/sda (Geom:30401/255/63) (Model: ATA WDC WD2500JD-50F)
> Drive /dev/sda (Geom:30394/255/63) (Model: ATA WDC WD2500JD-75F)
>
> /dev/sda
> sda1 Start 1 End 13 Size (MB) 102 Type ext3
> sda2 Start 14 End 241  Size (MB) 1788 Type linux-swap
>           Start 242 End 30401 Size (MB) 236582 Type Free space
>
> /dev/sdb
> sdb1   Start 1 End 30394 Size (MB) 238418 Type ext3
>
> The output of the 'mount' command looks like the following
>
> /dev/sdb1 on / type ext3 (rw)
> none on /proc type proc (rw)
> none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
> /dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
> none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> My questions:
> 1. How do I mount the second hard drive to create one continuous 
> volume available
> to the user space?

You already have the second drive (sdb1) mounted.  Per the mount command 
output it is mounted at / .
The df command output confirms this.

NOTE: you have about 230+ gb of unused/unpartitioned space on /dev/sda

To add the other drive (after defining the partition and formatting it) 
simply select the point on the filesystem where you want it mounted and 
mount it there.  It then becomes part of the usable space.

>
> 2. Is it possible to mix SATA and EIDE? I would like to install a 
> third 250Gb EIDE drive
> in the last available bay.

Drives AFAIK are not restricted to one or the other controller,  Both 
should be available at the same time.

>
> 3. Does the output of SMARTD look ok or does it suggest a problem with 
> one of the drives?

Read the output.  There is a problem noted.

May be bios or someting else.

>
> Thank you very much for any suggestion you can offer me.
>
> Gabriel.
>
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