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Howdy! I've just tried my first RH 7 (kernel 2.2.16) installation. I used the GUI setup, selected Workstation with Auto partitioning, selected Gnome, KDE and Games (I wanna try'em all! =) ... On the first boot I encountered the dreaded: "hdc: hdc: lost interrupt hdc: lost interrupt" <repeat ad nausem> My system setup: Gateway 2000 Pentium 200Mhz MMX 64 MB SDRAM Primary Master: 3 GB HDD (1GB Win98SE FAT32, 2GB reserved for Linux) Secondary Master: Iomega ZIP-100 drive Secondary Slave: TOSHIBA 12x CD-ROM ATI Rage II Pro Some ethernet card (not really sure, but no big issue for now) Some ...

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    Default Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    Howdy!

    I've just tried my first RH 7 (kernel 2.2.16) installation. I used the
    GUI setup, selected Workstation with Auto partitioning, selected Gnome,
    KDE and Games (I wanna try'em all! =) ...

    On the first boot I encountered the dreaded:

    "hdc: hdc: lost interrupt
    hdc: lost interrupt"
    <repeat ad nausem>

    My system setup:
    Gateway 2000
    Pentium 200Mhz MMX
    64 MB SDRAM
    Primary Master: 3 GB HDD (1GB Win98SE FAT32, 2GB reserved for Linux)
    Secondary Master: Iomega ZIP-100 drive
    Secondary Slave: TOSHIBA 12x CD-ROM
    ATI Rage II Pro
    Some ethernet card (not really sure, but no big issue for now)
    Some ISA Creative sound card

    After plunging into the newsgroup archives (aka Google Groups) I found
    out that I need to leave a Zip disk inside.

    BINGO, problem solved, installation went on smoothly (I left the Zip disk
    in the drive)... or is it?

    Anyway according to some advice on an article, I tried disabling the Auto
    detection of the Zip drive in my BIOS. Also PNP OS setting was set to
    "No". Buuuuut - didn't help much.

    Also, I removed the line:
    /dev/zip /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner 0 0

    from the fstab. Didnt' do much.

    How do I check if the drive is ATAPI or IDE? (According to the original
    BIOS auto config, this Zip drive is a ATAPI Removable Zip Drive).

    Windows 98 runs fine so it's not a hardware issue.

    Any way I can stop the kernel from auto-mounting the drive?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    Signing off,
    Edwin Lim
    Edwin Lim Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    "Edwin Lim" <lim.737osu.edu> wrote in message
    news:Xns93F0E7157127Climedcisohiostateedu164.107. 115.4...
    > Any way I can stop the kernel from auto-mounting the drive?
    Try taking the disc out of the drive?


    Stan


    \MIDIcian\ \(tm\) Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    \"MIDIcian\" (tm) wrote:
    > "Edwin Lim" <lim.737osu.edu> wrote in message
    > news:Xns93F0E7157127Climedcisohiostateedu164.107. 115.4...
    >
    >>Any way I can stop the kernel from auto-mounting the drive?
    >
    >
    > Try taking the disc out of the drive?
    >
    >
    The O.P. said:
    > On the first boot I encountered the dreaded:
    >
    > "hdc: hdc: lost interrupt
    > hdc: lost interrupt"
    > <repeat ad nausem>
    >
    > After plunging into the newsgroup archives (aka Google Groups) I found
    > out that I need to leave a Zip disk inside.
    So one question to ask might be: does he need to keep a Zip disk in the
    drive just to install, or to boot even? Why should the O.P. even need a
    disk in a zip drive to install, since, AFAIK, Linux distributions do not
    come on zip drives (though, of course, I could be wrong about that).

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    Jean-David Beyer wrote:
    >
    > So one question to ask might be: does he need to keep a Zip disk in the
    > drive just to install, or to boot even? Why should the O.P. even need a
    > disk in a zip drive to install, since, AFAIK, Linux distributions do not
    > come on zip drives (though, of course, I could be wrong about that).
    I have never had to leave a disk in the drive to do an install
    but it is connected to /dev/hdd and the disk was seen as
    /dev/hdd4 until it was repartitioned and formatted to ext2.

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    David Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    "MIDIcian" (tm) wrote:
    > "Edwin Lim" <lim.737osu.edu> wrote in message
    > news:Xns93F0E7157127Climedcisohiostateedu164.107. 115.4...
    >
    >>Any way I can stop the kernel from auto-mounting the drive?
    >
    >
    > Try taking the disc out of the drive?
    >
    >
    > Stan
    >
    >
    1. folks who ask us to only reply to their email, deprive others of the
    knowlege obtained through open exchange3 of ideas!

    2. Besides removing the media, you could go into /etc/fstab and change
    the device to noauto!

    3. If you are doing Red Hat, or Mandrake, they usually default upon
    install of the system, to use automount, Supermount... turn them off,
    or disable them, as you desire...

    HTH

    LinuxGuru Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    My friend, I believe in K(eep(ing))I(t)S(imple,)S(tupid!).


    Stan,
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    "LinuxGuru" <GurunoSpam.Sub-Tropical.Paradise> wrote in message
    news:CgJ7b.33097$875.1352558twister.tampabay.rr.c om...
    > "MIDIcian" (tm) wrote:
    > > "Edwin Lim" <lim.737osu.edu> wrote in message
    > > news:Xns93F0E7157127Climedcisohiostateedu164.107. 115.4...
    > >
    > >>Any way I can stop the kernel from auto-mounting the drive?
    > >
    > >
    > > Try taking the disc out of the drive?
    > >
    > >
    > > Stan
    > >
    > >
    > 1. folks who ask us to only reply to their email, deprive others of the
    > knowlege obtained through open exchange3 of ideas!
    >
    > 2. Besides removing the media, you could go into /etc/fstab and change
    > the device to noauto!
    >
    > 3. If you are doing Red Hat, or Mandrake, they usually default upon
    > install of the system, to use automount, Supermount... turn them off,
    > or disable them, as you desire...
    >
    > HTH
    >

    \MIDIcian\ \(tm\) Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Lost interrupt with Zip-100 drive

    <posted & mailed>

    Edwin Lim wrote:
     

    I have an almost identical setup to this, and encountered the same problem
    you have, when installing Debian. My solution was to tear apart the box
    and disconnect the zip drive and the cdrom. Then with a floppy called
    Hal91 ( do a Web search for it ) I had to create a new partition table. I
    am not sure about this, but I think that the only reason the boot process
    still detects the zip drive is because the disk has been partitioned to
    work with your Win 98 OS. Chances are that your machine is not detecting
    your Linux filesystem as well as it should also. Debian supports
    installing over the Web with two floppies, so once that was taken care of I
    had no further problems.



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