RHEL System Logs Multiple "DriveReady SeekComplete Error" Messages

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Issue

  • The following errors appear in the /var/log/messages log at regular intervals:
    hdc: packet command error : 0x54 [time and date]
    hdc: packet command error - status :  DriveReady SeekComplete Error [time and date]    
    hdc: packet command error : 0x50 [time and date]    
    hdc: packet command error - status :  DriveReady SeekComplete Error [time and date]    
    hdc: packet command error : 0x50     [time and date]    
    hdc: packet command error - status :  DriveReady SeekComplete Error[time and date]
    
  • In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the following errors are output. We cannot use a CD-ROM drive.
    hdc: cdrom_decode_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hdc: cdrom_decode_status: error=0x34Aborted Command LastFailedSense 0x03
    
  • Similar messages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
    hda: drive_cmd: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
    hda: drive_cmd: error=0x04 { AbortedCommand }
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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