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el muchacho
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Weird crashes - is my SSD dying ? Reply with quote

Hi

over the past 2 weeks i'm having weird errors more frequently.

GRSecurity killing apps more often, while i haven't done upgrades lately. (no new kernel, no noew GRSec patches).

Mainly i'm having startup or shutdown errors.

I once got an error right at the start of the startup sequence, saying my .xz linux image was corrupted.

After restarting it was ok...

Then i had a kernel panic: "VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)".

Again, a couple of minutes later i could startup/shutdown correclty...

My SSD is a Samsung not even a year old so if that's really the problem i'm a bit surprised at the poor quality.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

el muchacho,

Hard drive issues are rarely intermittent.
Poor quality SATA data cables cause no end of intermittent issues.

It can also be RAM, PSU and even CPU related but changing the SATA data cable for a different one, or even taking you existing one off and refitting it may fix it for a while.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

A couple of time my startup sequence got stuck at:

Code:
Populating /dev with existing devices through...
Waiting for uevents to be processed...


And never moved on.
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