IBM Deskstar 40gb seek timeout error
OK, after much searching, fiddling, and frustration I end up here.
When I install slackware I get an error for my slave IBM DeskStar 40gb hd that says something about seek timeout DMA error or whatnot. In other distributions such as Redhat it wont it just hangs completely when it tries to read the hd. FreeBSD also will not install. I've tried disabling UDMA, changing jumpers, partitioning the HD, tried to do a firmware update but it said the HD didnt need a firmware update even though the prog I downloaded from IBM's website said it did.
If anyone knows anything at all or has any suggestions please lemme know. thx