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On Monday 23 May 2005 9:30 am, Grant Sewell wrote:
Just recently my main box displays this line for ages on booting.
Ah, now see - why keep booting it? Just buy a UPS and keep the thing running, it works better that way! :-)
I used to find (rightly or wrongly) that it would do this if I had changed the IDE devices around, or added PCI cards, etc, but it seems to be doing this for a good 5-10 secs on each boot these days.
Check your jumper settings for cable-select settings on the hard drive(s) and change the hard drive cable. I've seen this with a damaged ribbon cable.
Should I be concerned about this,
Yes. If your hard drive is set to cable-select (a favourite trick of Dell and a few other manufacturers), the hard drive could simply disappear and you may not suspect a combined cable/jumper problem and blame the hard drive. -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.data-freedom.org/ http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/
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