Debian 9.9 Live usb: ata4.00 error without any harddrive

i have a problem installing (running) Debian9.9 on my system.

First my setup:

ADATA M2 256G - The destination drive WDC Blue 2T - Data disk Samsung EVO 120G - Windows 10 drive  USB SanDisk 16G FAT32 Debian 9.9 Live (created with LiLi USB creator) 

What i tried first

When i boot up the USB stick i got many ata4.00 error spam messages but could install debian 9.9 on the M2 disk. But when i tried to boot after install it ends up with the ata4.00 error spam

ata4.00: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x80800 act... ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000001 ata4: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } ata4: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x80800 act... ata4: irq_stat 0x40000001 ata4: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } ata4: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x80800 act... ata4: irq_stat 0x40000001 ata4: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } ata4: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x80800 act... ata4: irq_stat 0x40000001 ata4: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } ata4: EH pending after 5 tries, giving up ata4.00: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x80800 act... ata4.00: irq_stat 0x40000001 ata4: SError: { HostInt 10B8B } ata4.00 cmd a0/01:00:00:00:01/00:00:00:00:00/a0...         Inquiry 12 01 00 00 ff 00res 51/54:03:00... ata4.00: status: { DRDY ERR  }  

or gets over it and hung up at

[ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes 

or it spams

[ OK ] Created slice User Slice of Debian-gdm        Starting User Manager for UID 117... [ OK ] Started Session c166 of user Debian-gdm. #(c is counting up) [ OK ] Started User Manager for UID 117...        Stopping User Manager for UID 117. [ OK ] Stopped User Manager for UID 117... [ OK ] Removed slice User Slice of Debian-gdm. ...  

Short story: It hung up at different stages on each boot but did not get once into the desktop environment (gnome). I thought it might be a hard-drive problem.

What i did to get the problem source

1. Remove other drives

I have removed all drives (and USB) except the M2 but resulted in the same error.

2. Remove all start from USB

My thoughts were that the M2 is broken (wondering why he could install without problems) so i removed it too and tried to start from USB only. But yeha guess what, same error on startup. So only thing it could be is BIOS settings, but i dont have any idea what exactly could solve this.

Windows 10 by the way starts up without problems selected from grub2…

If you need any more information please let me know. And yes i searched for this problem but found only articles related to broken drives, my issue exists even without any drive….

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After i saw this i rebooted my laptop and booted my USB with ubuntu, and installed boot-repair, after another reboot i got the normal windows 10 starting screen.

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The boot-repair log: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/DbS993K8mJ/

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i recently bought a HP DL580 G7 from ebay. It didnt come with harddrives so i bought 2 x ST1200MM0118 harddrives.

I am seeing hell to try to get it working. I contacted HP support who told me to purchase HP harddrives ( not very helpful ), however they did assist me in updating the firmware of the p410i controller to 6.64 and all over drives using the SPP to the newest for that server.

I still get no response from both drives. Ive tried what i believe to be EVERYTHING. Ive tried booting with only 1 drive in, ive tried a random sata drive i have laying around ( which works perfectly in my external sata to usb dock ).

Im wondering if the backplane or the sas cable could be the problem, however im wondering if that might even be the problem.

When i log into the iLO, the 2 harddrive informations says “fault” which leads me to believe the problem may be with the drives and not the sas cables or the backplane.

Im looking for some suggestions on what would be the best way forward.

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This is confusing because apparently I/O requests are scheduled, but the actual algorithms work only with cylinder numbers. What if an I/O request requests a file which is spread over multiple tracks and therefore cylinders?

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I’ve 2 hard drive in my Asus A45V laptop:

  1. 240GB SSD (for OS)
  2. 500GB HDD (for personal data)

I placed my SSD in HDD slot, and replaced DVD RW with HDD (using caddy).

So here’s how my problem showed up:

  1. My SSD have two paritions, I have Windows 10 installed in the first partition.
  2. I turned off windows fast startup.
  3. Then I installed Ubuntu in second parition. Dualboot worked fine using grub as bootloader.
  4. I turned on windows fast startup again
  5. Now my laptop can’t boot, it stuck in Asus logo and I can’t enter BIOS using any key. It’s completely stuck.

And here’s what I’ve done so far:

  1. I removed SSD and reboot. Didn’t work.
  2. I placed again my SSD, removed my HDD and reboot. It works.
  3. I removed Ubuntu and grub. Then placed my HDD again, the problem still exists.
  4. Removed my HDD, boot windows via bootable USB and doing startup repair, Windows said it can’t do a startup repair.
  5. Delete hyberfil.sys from my HDD, didn’t work.
  6. Replaced my HDD with my friend’s HDD. It works fine.
  7. Put my HDD into USB dock (making it external HDD) and plug it in USB port, works fine.

So I think it’s the problem with my HDD but i don’t know what the problem is.

Additional info:

  1. Before I have SSD which is just 3 days ago, my Windows 10 is installed in my HDD. I moved it in SSD using mini tool partition > Migrate Os to SSD.
  2. Before I have SSD, I enabled paging file for C: and D:.
  3. After I moved Windows to SSD, I merged C and D partition on my HDD.
  4. There’s a silver sticky paper, alumunium foil like that ‘protecting’ my HDD, the SSD seller moved it on the new SSD.
  5. Boot mode is UEFI with legacy support enabled.