hd spindown prevents reboot

Sean Estabrooks seanlkml at sympatico.ca
Tue Jun 8 00:07:02 UTC 2004

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 01:53:22 +0200
klaus thorn <klaus at trillke.net> wrote:

> When I reboot my Fedora Core 2 (AMD Duron), the harddisk (ExelStor G140, 40 GB) is spinned down. When the BIOS searches for hard disk a few seconds later the disk is not ready yet. The reboot fails, sometimes with awful klick sounds of the hard disk.
> So how do I turn off the spin down of hard drives during reboot?

This issue is fixed in newer kernels.   An official upgrade kernel for FC2
will be released at some point.   If you can't wait you can either build
your own kernel or grab the test kernel rpm supplied by Arjan at:


Good luck,

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