dbos at san.rr.com
Thu Jul 25 18:35:00 PDT 2002
Did you try using W .D diagnostics progie(used to be wddiag,exe )?
Joe O'Neil wrote:
> Sometimes my hard drive, a 15GB Western Digital, gets very busy and refuses
> to accept any input. In X, I lose all open windows. In a terminal session,
> I get the message:
> ext-fs error(device ide0(3, 9)): ext_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block inode=95976, block=196617
> ext-fs error(device ide0(3, 9)): in ext3_reserve_inode_write: io failure
> ext-fs error(device ide0(3, 9)): ub ext_orphan_add: io failure
> These lines keep scrolling, with 3 different inode/cluster
> I can change to a different terminal and login, then the errors start
> scrolling to the new screen
> Ctrl-Alt-Delete returns message that /sbin/shutdown cannot be executed.
> When I do a hardware restart, the BIOS cannot detect the HDD
> With a power-off - power-on, the BIOS detects the HDD 90% of the time and
> the machine works again.
> The first time was after 30+ days of uptime, the last 3 incidents have been
> after 8-12 hours.
> What is the best way, assuming that in fact the HDD is at fault, to transfer
> the existing RH7.2 system, with updates, to a new HDD?
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