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spooner
September 17th, 2008, 05:05 PM
During boot my laptop pauses for 30 seconds (2*3*5 seconds) whilst waiting for ata devices to identify.


scsi0 : sata_sil
scsi1 : sata_sil
ata1: SATA max UDMA/100 mmio m512@0xc0004000 tf 0xc0004080 irq 22
ata2: SATA max UDMA/100 mmio m512@0xc0004000 tf 0xc00040c0 irq 22
ata1: SATA link upto 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310)
ata1.00: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 sec

The last 2 lines are then repeated twice for ata1 and the 3 more for ata2.

The hardware in the laptop (Acer Aspire 3050 something or other) is AMD 3400 Semperon 64, 1.5Gb DDRII Ram, Samsung IDE 120 Gb HDD, Acer/ATI Bowfin motherboard. It is running 64bit ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.24-19.41 x86_64, cli+kde-core. As the HDD is IDE I have no idea why sata drivers are being loaded.

Does anyone know how to disable the sata drivers as I don't know what they are doing? And well if this breaks something at least I will know what the problem is. Please help as wait 30 seconds at boot time for something that doesn't exist is starting to irritate.

Cheers
Spooner

spooner
September 18th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Ok here is a copy of dmesg if anyone can see anything else or a cause that would be appricated...
I have removed the authenication of my wlan0...