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    Unhappy [SOLVED] lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    Hi,
    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 (the last ones they made, very recent). with the intel graphics chip.

    I installed a new (aftermarket) kingston ssd now v 64gb hard drive.

    I just installed lucid lynx 10.4 and every single thing seems to work (amazing! ) - webcam, sound (havent tired the mic) and all the power options- suspend, hibernate, on battery power and not.

    BUT- when I reset it, it gives me the error: 2100: HDD0 harddrive initialization error (1)

    I have tried physically replug the hd, and I have tried putting acpi=force in the grub boot settings, and it doesn't work. (a la this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967210 )

    Could it still be an acpi issues? The machine boots so fast that I can't see any messages it might be giving me. And I really don't understand how to set grub or grub2 for that matter.

    Apparetly this can be an issue with thinkpads, but I haven't heard of anything with kingston drives... I really don't want to hear I need a new ssd hd!! Those things are expensive!!

    thanks in advance.
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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    is hdd0 the ssd ?

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    will force a fsck on next boot:

    sudo shutdown -F -r now

    look at .xsession-errors and system/admin/log viewer for errors

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=16

    http://kfsone.wordpress.com/2010/04/...-with-dialogs/

    http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1463870
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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    yes. hdd0 is the ssd, my one and only hd, it's the one that's having trouble initializing.

    running shutdown -F -r now still gives the same error.

    although - note that I have the boot menu up when it boots at grub- and when I reboot from this menu I don't have the same problem. Only a complete restart....

    Also, if I haven't already mentioned it works fine from shutdown -> [press power button] -> power on

    I looked in all the logs, but didn't see anything... although not quite sure what im looking for...

    dmesg | grep ata1 didn't come up with anything suspicious looking....

    I also looked at that other thread... and I don't think my drive has any of that queueing tech in it....

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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    as this kind of hardware is recent (too) you might try with the latest kernel (i'm testing maverick with 34-4 and its fine)

    add this ppa into synaptic repo:

    https://launchpad.net/~ricotz/+archive/unstable

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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    cool. bedtime now! I will try it tomorrow!

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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    I also have an Thinkpad T500.
    but I do not have the same HDD as you do.
    I am using it since the 8.04 distro without anny issues.
    Also I went through all Upgrades posible at this time.

    If you keep getting the same error over and over, my sugestion is try the pervious version first and check if you still have the same error (9.04 or 9.10). I know that I must sound like a Stupid guy, but I fixed ohter issues I had before on the same way.

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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    I didn't actually solve this, but I just bit the bullet and bought a new intel SSD. I was able to try it in the store... and now it works perfectly fine. I'm gonna try to call Kingston and get my money back....

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    Re: lynx - 10.4 - Thinkpad - Restart Error: Hard Drive Initialization Error

    this is a hardware problem and the solution is to set the SATA to compatibility mode instead of AHCI in the BIOS.
    source:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139134

    additional keywords: cold boot, warm boot, thinkpad z61t, kingston ssdnow.

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