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Dell Poweredge 1800 megaraid Error

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I am using Dell poweredge 1800 Server machine with Linux 3AS. I am facing a problem with the Error that exactly i can't wrote but the error is like "Megaraid Error: Can't Reset....." and then its give "I/O Error: Dev XXXXXXX Sector XXXXX" this error it give on so many time with different sector numbers and then gone into HANG position... when i Restar the Machine it will run Normally .. Can u please help me how could i resolve it, is that raid controller error or some OS error

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Re: Dell Poweredge 1800 megaraid Error

I'm glad to hear your using Linux. It sounds to me like you have bad sectors on your Hard Drive but I can't be sure from what you describe above. I need more info. Is it hda sdb or what? dev What? I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem. Most of the time a Linux server only goes down if there is a hardware malfunction. dev is a device. The question is what device.

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