Device errors

Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Fri Dec 8 06:09:57 AEST 1989

In article <654400002 at cdp>, steve at cdp.UUCP writes:
> > *** DEVICE ERROR: Uncorrectable data error in sector ***
> > *** Controller 0 (Primary AT Hard Disk), Disk 0 Absolute Sector # nnnnnn
> I have seen this one both on ESDI and SCSI disks when there
> definitely is no hard sector error.  Rebooting usually solves
> the problem.

I used to get this kind of error every time I touched my old Bell Tech 386. It
seems that the disk controller was especially suseptable to static electricity.

This wasn't too bad until I up graded to release 3.2 when the hd device driver
began automatically re-mapping bad sectors and my root fs would get totaly

luckily I upgraded to 386/ix and a new machine.
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