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Author Topic: Thinkpad i 1400 [SOLVED]  (Read 3244 times)
trauma
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« on: October 07, 2007, 09:36:53 pm »

Hi,

Installing VL 5.8 STD on Thinkpad i 1400 model 2621-467.
boot and istall starts ok but after a while i get message "Hdc lost interrupt" (hdc = DVD drive)
reading hdc is so slow that friday i left it doing install for a weekend, and now its doing vlconfig.tlz install 33 % ready
Windows 2000 install had no problem. I tried few other distros too and ialways the same "Hdc lost interrupt" problem.
Booting live CD is so slow i could not wait to complete.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2007, 02:27:40 am by trauma » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 06:13:59 am »

That error indicates a hardware problem with your optical drive. Are you sure that drive was working properly all the time under Windows? Could the problem not have started after you loaded your first Linux distro? Do you still have Windows on that machine to test the drive with?

If it is still working perfectly under Windows (and I doubt it very much) then the only possibility is that it is one of the very weird and very unusual situations where there is a firmware error in the drive that reacts to certain commands from the Linux kernel. If that is the case you need to find out the exact make and model of the DVD drive, go to that DVD manufacturers website and download a bootable firmware update floppy disk. There is the possibility that there is no firmware update.

It would be my guess that you unfortunately have a serious hardware fault with the DVD drive and it probably needs to go in for repair.
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trauma
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 07:32:05 am »

DVD drive is made by Toshiba, and i downloaded and updated the latest firmware from Lenovo.
I have installed win2000 again after several Linux unsuccesful installs. Windows is ok, and the DVD works fine.
Harddisk is too small for Linux/win system.
DVD seems to work fine when booting linux but after install starts checking hardware it keeps reporting lost interrupt errors. Install goes on but between each DVD reads there are 5 to 20 minute timeouts.

 Edit:
I found someone having same kind of problem,
   http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/hdc-lost-interrupt-334532/
but no solution yet.

  Greetings from  the homeland of Linux and Santa Claus
  TR.
 
« Last Edit: October 08, 2007, 11:18:55 am by trauma » Logged

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 11:59:50 pm »

Kernel parameters pci=noapci and everything works fine..

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 03:16:22 am »

Oops!   "pci=noacpi"   Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 04:21:08 am »

Nice work trauma  Smiley

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