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Author Topic: ata-piix boot errors  (Read 2256 times)

verndog

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ata-piix boot errors
« on: September 02, 2007, 11:19:54 pm »

I have searched the internet for any info regarding this, but found nothing.
Sorry, but I can't be exact. First I need to locate the log file that stores the boot up messages.
The problem is after several lines go by okay it gets to the point of:
ata:sata
ata2:sata...
scsi2:ata-piix
ata1:port slow to respond
scsi3:RSRT failed

I do have a sata controller, but its not enabled. What I'm using is an IDE hard drive.

This distro and knoppix seem to display the same errors. I've use Red-Hat, Ubuntu, and PCLinuxOS with no
problem like this. Is their a 'cheat-code' or some way at the boot prompt to turn this thing off.

It takes at least a good minute waiting for these arax stuf to respond, whcih they don't.
Thanks for any help.
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saulgoode

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Re: ata-piix boot errors
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 01:03:58 am »

The 'dmesg' command will display the boot log.

As to the problem of disabling SATA, I do not know the answer. You could maybe try passing the kernel the 'noapic' option at boot, or perhaps the 'apic' option -- but I think those are only for Intel motherboard problems. There may be a 'nosata' option but I am not on a Vector box right now to check.

Someone will be along to provide real help presently. :)
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verndog

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Re: ata-piix boot errors
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 09:55:40 am »

Thanks for the reply. I realized the command late last night, but couldn't edit my post.
Here is a part of it. The one with the error:

It's the ones that start with "ata", "scsix'.

Code: [Select]
ipr: IBM Power RAID SCSI Device Driver version: 2.1.3 (March 29, 2006)
libata version 2.00 loaded.
ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: version 2.00
ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: MAP [ P0 -- P1 -- ]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.2[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.2 to 64
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE00 ctl 0xFE12 bmdma 0xFEA0 irq 16
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xFE20 ctl 0xFE32 bmdma 0xFEA8 irq 16
scsi2 : ata_piix
ata1: port is slow to respond, please be patient
ata1: port failed to respond (30 secs)
ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata1: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata1: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
ata1: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata1: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata1: reset failed, giving up
scsi3 : ata_piix
ata2: port is slow to respond, please be patient
ata2: port failed to respond (30 secs)
ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata2: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata2: softreset failed, retrying in 5 secs
ata2: SRST failed (status 0xFF)
ata2: SRST failed (err_mask=0x100)
ata2: reset failed, giving up
RocketRAID 3xxx SATA Controller driver v1.0 (060426)
st: Version 20050830, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
usbmon: debugfs is not available
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[D] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
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verndog

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Re: ata-piix boot errors
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 08:02:32 am »

I'm afraid my problem is the kernel that Vector Linux uses for the Gold version. I can't use it.
I do have a mobo that supports SATA drives, but NO SATA drive is installed. I have a IDE installed.
That error should have been dealt with on the kernel level. They need a better way of testing SATA or no SATA.
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lagagnon

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Re: ata-piix boot errors
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 09:00:30 am »

I did a bit of a search for you on Google with those errors - I think you are right, certain kernels may do that with certain mobos. There are some solutions at this thread you might want to review:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/84603
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verndog

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Re: ata-piix boot errors
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 01:06:47 pm »

I did a bit of a search for you on Google with those errors - I think you are right, certain kernels may do that with certain mobos. There are some solutions at this thread you might want to review:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/84603
Thanks, I read that among several other and came to the conclusion that I need either an older kernel or re-compile 2.16.18.5 to remove or bypass the SATA check.

Any ideas how this might be accomplished?
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