Unsafe HDD (bad noise) spin down when shutting down Edgy Eft

Bug #68660 reported by julioromano on 2006-10-27
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #67810: bad hard disk noise on shutdown. Edit Remove
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Fix Released
acpi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Notebook: HP Pavillion dv2172ea
Hard drive: Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB SATA
Ubuntu: Edgy Eft final version fresh install

During shut down, at the moment the power is being cut, the hard drive makes a bad noise, meaning the disk head is performing an emergency park. This wears out the drive quicker.

Shutting down WindowsXP doesn't make this ugly noise.

The notebook is new and is not defective.

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julioromano (romanomarco) wrote :

Strange thing:
suspending the laptop makes the drive spin down normally (no noise).

Different methods of spinning down the drive when suspending and halting?

jango (prsasidharan) wrote :

I could confirm this problem on my Toshiba M45-S355 laptop. HDD comes to an abrupt halt with a very distinict noise. The machine used to run Drapper before and did not have this problem. Neither do Win XP Pro.

navix (navix) wrote :

Same on a Dell E1505 w/ Toshiba MK1234GSX 120GB SATA. No problem under Windows.

I didn't realize what the noise was, but my Toshiba M55 does it as well. Except, it also did it under Dapper as well as Edgy. Does not do it under Win XP.

-----Original Message-----
>From: navix <email address hidden>
>Sent: Nov 12, 2006 11:03 PM
>To: <email address hidden>
>Subject: [Bug 68660] Re: Unsafe HDD (bad noise) spin down when shutting down Edgy Eft
>Same on a Dell E1505 w/ Toshiba MK1234GSX 120GB SATA. No problem under
>Unsafe HDD (bad noise) spin down when shutting down Edgy Eft

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Dan Gilliam (geocritter) wrote :

Confirm the same on a Toshiba M55-S3314 laptop.

On quitting, the hd makes a sort of "dying beep" sound, very rapid, as it powers off. I didn't realize it was the hd stopping abrubtly, but it also did it with Breezy, Dapper, and now with Edgy, so it's not a new problem.

Does NOT do it under windows XP.

This is bad...I may have to stop using linux until this one is resolved...I don't want to damage my hd...

w.d. (w.d.) wrote :

I have the exact same symptoms on my machine: Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m,
using Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft (release version)

Changed in acpi:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
julioromano (romanomarco) wrote :

I tried different distros: Fedorca Core 6, OpenSuse 10.2.
Same problem!

Maybe it's a kernel related problem?

Where should we file a bug?


Erik Andrén (erik-andren) wrote :

That would be the kernel bugzilla. It can be reached at http://bugzilla.kernel.org/

Changed in linux:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in linux:
status: Confirmed → Rejected
Changed in linux:
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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