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    Boot failure while 2nd SATA HDD is connected.

    Ok, I'm not a complete noob, but I'm not an expert either.

    I have an Alienware M9700 laptop. It's about 2 to 3 years old and it has been running Ubuntu/Kubuntu since the beginning up through Kubuntu 9.04. However, since I've started trying to get 9.10 to work I have been having nothing but one problem after another. I've gotten most of the problems ironed out, but I have one major problem let, and that is with my hard drive configuration.

    I have an nVidia SATA w/ RAID controller, and 2x 100GB Seagate SATA hard drives configured in this system. I had to use the Alt i386 ISO to install because the primary graphical desktop installer disk only viewed my hard drives as one 200GB disk in RAID Striped configuration with no other options. With the Alt disk things installed smoothly. However, the problems started to occur again after booting the fresh install.

    When I boot the freshly installed system it goes to the Kubuntu splash screen and sits there for about 30 seconds after which it dumps me to a BusyBox terminal with the prompt "(initramfs)". I have pulled a lot of logs for diagnosing this problem which you will find below. However, it says something about it not being able to mount the root filesystem and then times out. If I do a command such as "ls /dev | grep sd" it displays the drives sda and sdb, but it doesn't display their respective partitions.

    (sda1 [windows], sda2 [extended], sda5 [ubuntu], sda6 [swap], sdb1 [data])

    The odd thing I find is it only times out while trying to mount the root filesystem while the second SATA HDD is connected to the system. e.g. If I physically disconnect the second SATA HDD from the system and boot up it will find the root filesystem which is located on sda5.

    I can also boot into my installation of Windows Vista with or without the second hard drive connected and access my data. Therefore, the drive is verifiable still good and still working properly. As near as I can tell there is a kernel and/or a driver/module issue.

    This is a new problem that I have not experienced before. I was running Kubuntu 9.04 happily before without any such issues. The only identifiable changes are I have reformatted the partition sda5 as ext4 as where it was ext3 previously, and that I have installed Kubuntu 9.10. I doubt that the ext4 FS is the issue as I'm able to boot into the system while the second hard drive is disconnected which indicates that the FS is working.

    Please let me know if anyone has an idea as where I'm at a loss? Thank you very much!

    Here are the log captures I have taken:

    dmesg when system hangs on boot.
    Code:
    [    1.231325] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: version 3.5
    [    1.231535] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LSA0] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    [    1.231575] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [    1.231629] scsi0 : sata_nv
    [    1.231701] scsi1 : sata_nv
    [    1.234603] sata_nv 0000:00:08.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LSA1] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    [    1.234634] sata_nv 0000:00:08.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [    1.234677] scsi2 : sata_nv
    [    1.234717] scsi3 : sata_nv
    [    2.232382] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    [    2.232410] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] 195371568 512-byte logical blocks: (100 GB/93.1 GiB)
    [    2.232444] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    [    2.232447] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    [    2.232465] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
    [    2.232564]  sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 >
    [    2.269693] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
    [    2.412376] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
    [    2.412399] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 195371568 512-byte logical blocks: (100 GB/93.1 GiB)
    [    2.412429] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [    2.412432] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    [    2.412448] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
    [    2.412532]  sdb: sdb1
    [    2.423082] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
    [    7.834697] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
    [    7.836479] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte logical blocks: (8.08 GB/7.53 GiB)
    [    7.837225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    [    7.837228] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
    [    7.837230] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [    7.840225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [    7.840227]  sdc:
    [    7.987225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [    7.987229] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [  116.297823] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
    [  116.299371] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte logical blocks: (8.08 GB/7.53 GiB)
    [  116.300367] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    [  116.300369] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
    [  116.300372] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  116.303367] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  116.303370]  sdc:
    [  116.780354] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  116.780359] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    fdisk -l /dev/sda
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x5a076b8a
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        6789    54525952    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            6790       12161    43150590    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            6790       12035    42138463+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda6           12036       12161     1012063+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    ls /dev (when system boot hangs)
    sdc = usb flash drive for log capture
    Code:
    brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,  16 sdb
    brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,   0 sda
    brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,  32 sdc
    lshw (when system is booted with 1 hdd)
    Code:
    sylux
        description: Notebook
        product: Aurora m9700
        vendor: alienware
        version: AB040
        serial: W830DA AB040
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook cpus=1 uuid=339C7DB0-2E52-6498-206C-0003252AB754
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: Aurora m9700
           vendor: alienware
           physical id: 0
           version: AB040
           serial: W830DA AB040
           slot: W830DA AB040
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: W830D318 (01/25/2007)
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int5printscreen int9keyboard int10video acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-44
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 3
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.4.2
              serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
              slot: CPU 1
              size: 800MHz
              capacity: 2400MHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 200MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow up extd_apicid pni lahf_lm cpufreq
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1-Cache
                 size: 128KiB
                 capacity: 128KiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2-Cache
                 size: 1MiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
         *-memory:0
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 4
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 2GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                 product: PartNum0
                 vendor: Manufacturer0
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: SerNum0
                 slot: DIMM0
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
                 product: PartNum1
                 vendor: Manufacturer1
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: SerNum1
                 slot: DIMM1
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
         *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
              description: Memory controller
              product: CK804 Memory Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 5
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)
              capabilities: ht bus_master cap_list
              configuration: latency=0
         *-isa
              description: ISA bridge
              product: CK804 ISA Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: isa bus_master
              configuration: latency=0
         *-serial
              description: SMBus
              product: CK804 SMBus
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 1.1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm cap_list
              configuration: driver=nForce2_smbus latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:10 ioport:ec00(size=32) ioport:5000(size=64) ioport:6000(size=64)
         *-usb:0
              description: USB Controller
              product: CK804 USB Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 2
              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:23 memory:febfe000-febfefff
         *-usb:1
              description: USB Controller
              product: CK804 USB Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 2.1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: debug pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:20 memory:febffc00-febffcff
         *-multimedia
              description: Multimedia audio controller
              product: CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 8
              bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2
              resources: irq:22 ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:d400(size=256) memory:febfc000-febfcfff
         *-communication UNCLAIMED
              description: Modem
              product: CK804 AC'97 Modem
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 4.1
              bus info: pci@0000:00:04.1
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pm cap_list
              configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2
              resources: ioport:e400(size=256) ioport:e080(size=128) memory:febfd000-febfdfff
         *-ide:0
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 IDE
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 6
              bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
              logical name: scsi5
              version: f2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
              configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD writer
                 product: DVD RW AD-5540A
                 vendor: Optiarc
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/cdrw
                 logical name: /dev/dvd
                 logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                 logical name: /dev/scd0
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.J0
                 serial: [Optiarc DVD RW AD-5540A 1.J0 Oct12,2006
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
         *-ide:1
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 7
              bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
              version: f3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:22 ioport:e000(size=8) ioport:dc00(size=4) ioport:d080(size=8) ioport:d000(size=4) ioport:cc00(size=16) memory:febfb000-febfbfff
         *-ide:2
              description: IDE interface
              product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: a
              bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
              logical name: scsi2
              version: f3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
              configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3
              resources: irq:21 ioport:c880(size=8) ioport:c800(size=4) ioport:c480(size=8) ioport:c400(size=4) ioport:c080(size=16) memory:febfa000-febfafff
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: ST910021AS
                 vendor: Seagate
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 3.04
                 serial: 3MH0CDTC
                 size: 93GiB (100GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=5a076b8a
               *-volume:0
                    description: Windows NTFS volume
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    version: 3.1
                    serial: caf6d36e-ba0b-d440-b533-78615356f732
                    size: 51GiB
                    capacity: 52GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-01-20 03:00:26 filesystem=ntfs state=clean
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 41GiB
                    capacity: 41GiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume:0
                       description: Linux filesystem partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       logical name: /
                       capacity: 40GiB
                       configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted
                  *-logicalvolume:1
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 6
                       logical name: /dev/sda6
                       capacity: 988MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
         *-pci:0
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCI Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: 9
              bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
              version: a2
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              capabilities: pci bus_master
              resources: memory:f5e00000-f5ffffff
            *-firewire
                 description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                 product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
                 vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                 physical id: 6
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:06.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:19 memory:f5ffe800-f5ffefff
            *-generic:0
                 description: SD Host controller
                 product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
                 vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                 physical id: 6.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:06.1
                 version: 19
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master
                 configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64
                 resources: irq:17 memory:f5fff400-f5fff4ff
            *-generic:1
                 description: System peripheral
                 product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
                 vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                 physical id: 6.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:06.2
                 version: 0a
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ricoh-mmc latency=0
                 resources: irq:4 memory:f5fff800-f5fff8ff
            *-generic:2 UNCLAIMED
                 product: Illegal Vendor ID
                 vendor: Illegal Vendor ID
                 physical id: 6.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:06.3
                 version: ff
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: bus_master vga_palette cap_list
                 configuration: latency=255 maxlatency=255 mingnt=255
                 resources: memory:f5fffc00-f5fffcff
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia controller
                 product: SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder
                 vendor: Philips Semiconductors
                 physical id: 8
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
                 version: d1
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=saa7134 latency=64 maxlatency=32 mingnt=84
                 resources: irq:18 memory:f5ffe000-f5ffe7ff
            *-network DISABLED
                 description: interface
                 product: AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card
                 vendor: Airgo Networks Inc
                 physical id: a
                 bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
                 logical name: wmaster0
                 version: 01
                 serial: 06:04:f7:01:06:05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical
                 configuration: driver=agnx-pci latency=248 maxlatency=255 mingnt=24
                 resources: irq:19 memory:f5fc0000-f5fdffff memory:f5f00000-f5f7ffff
         *-pci:1
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: b
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:24 ioport:8000(size=4096) memory:f6000000-f67fffff ioport:9df00000(size=33554432)
         *-pci:2
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: c
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:25 ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:f6800000-f68fffff
            *-network
                 description: Ethernet interface
                 product: 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                 vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                 logical name: eth0
                 version: 12
                 serial: 00:03:25:2a:b7:54
                 size: 1GB/s
                 capacity: 1GB/s
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.104 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1GB/s
                 resources: irq:28 memory:f68fc000-f68fffff ioport:9800(size=256) memory:f68c0000-f68dffff(prefetchable)
         *-pci:3
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: d
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:26 ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:f6900000-fa9fffff ioport:9ff00000(size=536870912)
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS]
                 vendor: nVidia Corporation
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
                 version: a1
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                 resources: irq:17 memory:f9000000-f9ffffff memory:a0000000-afffffff(prefetchable) memory:f8000000-f8ffffff ioport:ac00(size=128) memory:fa9e0000-fa9fffff(prefetchable)
         *-pci:4
              description: PCI bridge
              product: CK804 PCIE Bridge
              vendor: nVidia Corporation
              physical id: e
              bus info: pci@0000:00:0e.0
              version: a3
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list
              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
              resources: irq:27 ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:faa00000-feafffff ioport:bff00000(size=536870912)
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS]
                 vendor: nVidia Corporation
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                 version: a1
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:bc00(size=128) memory:feae0000-feafffff(prefetchable)
         *-pci:5
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:6
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:7
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:8
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=k8temp
              resources: irq:0
         *-scsi
              physical id: f
              bus info: usb@1:4
              logical name: scsi6
              capabilities: emulated scsi-host
              configuration: driver=usb-storage
            *-disk
                 description: Windows FAT volume
                 vendor: MSWIN4.1
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sdb
                 logical name: /media/usb0
                 version: FAT32
                 serial: 1a8d-3956
                 size: 7711MiB
                 capacity: 7712MiB
                 capabilities: fat initialized
                 configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,errors=remount-ro signature=2c6b7369 state=mounted
    lspci (when system is booted with 1 hdd)
    Code:
    00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
    00:04.1 Modem: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Modem (rev a2)
    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2)
    00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
    00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    01:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    01:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
    01:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev ff)
    01:08.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
    01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Airgo Networks Inc AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card (rev 01)
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS] (rev a1)
    07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS] (rev a1)
    cat /proc/partitions (when boot hangs)
    Code:
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
       8        0   97685784 sda
       8       16   97685784 sdb
     252        0  195371520 dm-0
     252        1   54525952 dm-1
       8       32    7897088 sdc
    cat /proc/scsi/scsi (when system boot hangs)
    Code:
    Attached devices:
    Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
      Vendor: ATA      Model: ST910021AS       Rev: 3.04
      Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
    Host: scsi3 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
      Vendor: ATA      Model: ST910021AS       Rev: 3.04
      Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
    Host: scsi5 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
      Vendor: Optiarc  Model: DVD RW AD-5540A  Rev: 1.J0
      Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
    Host: scsi7 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
      Vendor: Ut165    Model: USB2FlashStorage Rev: 0.00
      Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 02
    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Boot failure while 2nd SATA HDD is connected.

    If you haven't done so already, try removing dmraid from your system (sudo apt-get remove dmraid in Terminal or through Synaptic). I too could not boot Karmic if I had my second WD Raptor connected, but once I removed dmraid, Karmic boots normally with all my drives plugged in. It worked for me, it might work for you.
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    Re: Boot failure while 2nd SATA HDD is connected.

    Ginsu543
    Re: Boot failure while 2nd SATA HDD is connected.

    If you haven't done so already, try removing dmraid from your system (sudo apt-get remove dmraid in Terminal or through Synaptic). I too could not boot Karmic if I had my second WD Raptor connected, but once I removed dmraid, Karmic boots normally with all my drives plugged in. It worked for me, it might work for you.
    You know, I don't know how to thank you enough. I did as you said and removed dmraid. Go figure the system worked as it was supposed to. I was able to boot with both hdd's connected with no problems. Thank you again Ginsu543 for helping with my problem.

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