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Better
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stephenw32768
My upset stomach is better. Which is good.

"Aiee, killing interrupt handler!"
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stephenw32768
My CD-ROM drive appears to be dying.

I got the official Debian 3.0r1 disc set, in order to upgrade my system (which was originally installed from a prerelease version of Debian 3.0). My system is pretty piecemeal; it has bits from Debian's stable, testing and unstable streams; I wanted to bring all the old prerelease bits and pieces up to full stable versions.

Unfortunately, my CD drive has other ideas.

Disc access results in it sitting and spinning for a while; then I see kernel messages moaning about DMA timeouts; then the kernel panics and the interrupt handler dies. I have no recourse but to hard-reboot. (Thank goodness for journalled filesystems).

I'll take chryseis to bits at the weekend to check the cables. Could just be a cable worked itself a bit loose. If it isn't the cables, I'll borrow a drive from a friend to try; if that fails too, I might be looking at a motherboard problem. Which would be a whole WORLD of no fun.