We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

centos hdc errors

gddl630 asked
the following error is visible in /var/log/messages and is frequently being repeated - how can I find out what is the cause?

this is a fresh centos 5.5 machines running on top of VMWare ESX
Jun 11 12:20:07 frya kernel: hdc: drive_cmd: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Jun 11 12:20:07 frya kernel: hdc: drive_cmd: error=0x04 { AbortedCommand }
Jun 11 12:20:07 frya kernel: ide: failed opcode was: 0xec

Open in new window

Watch Question

First of all: if your installation works fine, this is a message you may safely ignore, especially in a VM.

hdc is one of your IDE devices, most likely a CDROM drive, and the failure message could simply say that there is no media inserted.
If you want to get rid of the message, check out this article which presents three resolutions: