View Full Version : FC2: Harddisk switched off when rebooting
19th May 2004, 08:42 AM
I've freshly installed FC2 and I'm experiencing a strange problem: When I reboot my pc the harddisks are switched off right before the BIOS boot screen appears. At the end of the BIOS boot sequence the harddisks spin up again and the system continues booting.
As I don't want the harddisk to be switched off and on whenever the pc gets rebooted, I'd like to know what I can do against this behaviour. :confused:
Is there anybody experiencing the same problem? Does somebody know a solution?
Thanks in advance for any hint! :)
19th May 2004, 09:19 AM
Same here during the install, after it was done it stopped my hd's, during the post it spinned them up again(can't be that good for the hd's?)
19th May 2004, 09:23 AM
Yes, same here.. wtf?
19th May 2004, 09:36 AM
I've found the corresponding bug report:
19th May 2004, 09:43 AM
Hopefully they will fix this soon, luckily we don't have to reboot alot because of it beeing linux and all ;)
19th May 2004, 10:34 AM
I noticed this only because I recompiled my kernel, and I had to restart..
I think I won't have to restart my Fedora box again... so it's cool :)
19th May 2004, 10:44 AM
I'm using a dual boot pc (FC2 / XP) and I have to reboot it at least 3 times per day. I don't like this, but I have no choice... :rolleyes:
As I don't want to kill my harddisks by spinning them down an up for every reboot, I'll be VERY happy if there is a fix for this problem...
20th May 2004, 04:31 AM
so for now, there's no workaround/fix for this issue?
22nd May 2004, 06:47 PM
I'm using FC1 with kernel 2.6.6-mm4, anyways, I've been using the 2.6 kernels since 2.6.1 and the harddisk powering down while rebooting only happens with vanilla kernel 2.6.6. I would suggest, if it bugs you that much to either a) find a kernel rpm for 2.6.5 for FC2 test releases b) or install a kernel from the 2.6.6-mm (Andrew Morton's patches). The 2.6.5 route would be the easiest and safest route for people that don't know much about recompiling their kernels.
29th May 2004, 09:23 AM
The problem is fixed in the test kernel rpms (currently 2.6.6-1.397) available from this url:
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