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Re: dma_base is invalid



> At boot time the kernel prints the following error message:
> JMB361 dma_base is invalid.

The BIOS for some reason didn't assign resources to the IDE DMA base
register, which should not be fatal in itself (it'll switch th PIO
modes)

> After a while it also complains about USB devices:
> usb 3-2: device not accepting address 2, error -71

Thats usually IRQ routing problems

> The main problem is that after some minutes from the boot the PC starts
> to freeze and than go back to normal. It does this let's say once every
> minute. The /var/log/messages reports the following message (repeated
> every couple of seconds):
> Jan 25 16:28:33 bart kernel: hde: status timeout: status=0x80 { Busy }
> Jan 25 16:28:33 bart kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> Jan 25 16:28:33 bart kernel: hde: drive not ready for command

Your disk on hde went for a walk.

Can you send me an lspci -vvxxx for both kernels please, and a dmesg (off
list)

Alan


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