View Full Version : [ubuntu] ata_id[nnnn]: main : HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/.tmp-8.0'

January 16th, 2009, 01:29 AM
This message appears twice while starting up a fresh Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit server install. Doesn't seem to affect anything, but I'm curious what is causing this error message, and if there is a way to suppress it. What's a /dev/.tmp device? Doesn't show up after booting... The following may be relevant:

$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000080

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 18657 149862321 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 18658 19452 6385837+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 18658 19452 6385806 82 Linux swap / Solaris

$ sudo ls -hal /dev/sd*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 2009-01-13 16:27 /dev/sda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 1 2009-01-13 16:27 /dev/sda1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 2 2009-01-13 16:27 /dev/sda2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 5 2009-01-13 16:27 /dev/sda5

March 6th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Nice and easy 'bump.'

I also have this failed ata_id message at boot for:


I'm running software RAID 1 under Ubuntu 8.10, nothing 'seems' buggy, but what are the risks associated with the error? I would love to have peace of mind before going into production.


July 20th, 2009, 11:14 PM
After I did the most recent update through update manager I reboot the computer. Everything work without a problem. After adjusting a few more things, I shutdown the server. When I restart it, I got "/etc/mysql/debian.cnf error", and the server got stuck. I shutdown once again. When it was booting, it gave me "ata_id[1876]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for 'dev/block/8:0'" and it booted.

I looked up a few places what this problem is and why/what it causes. However, I cant seemed to find anything about it.

I really appreciate anyone shedding light on this. Thank you.