Re: ext2fs corruption again

Roeland Th. Jansen (
Sat, 15 Sep 2001 12:21:13 +0000

On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 01:14:32PM +0200, Kristian Peters wrote:
> I changed my harddrive to IBM 75 GB because someone said that IBM's 40 GB
> harddisks are not very stable.


> I might say this is definitely an error with ext2 !

I might say that you could have tried a complete different make drive. who
says that the 75 MB IBM is ok ?

maybe the same design mistake was made or so. just a thought.

options to see if something weird isn't due to hardware could be to not
use dma, change pio modes, e.g. relax the drive settings.

not that I say IBM's drive is bad, it's just a thought.

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