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Subject: RE: Part. Error Pls Chck HD (http://rockbox.haxx.se/lock.html )
From: zeek (zeek_at_sparklehouse.com)
Date: 2002-12-03


Thanks for the response.

The frozen mode may be getting set from the computer's BIOS --I'll check
that and try again.

Cheers,
-zeek

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 3:41 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: Part. Error Pls Chck HD (http://rockbox.haxx.se/lock.html )
>
>
> zeek wrote:
> > The "frozen" flag is set
>
> That's very odd. From the ATA specification:
>
> "The SECURITY FREEZE LOCK command sets the device to Frozen mode.
> After command completion any other commands that update the
> device Lock mode are rejected. Frozen mode is disabled by
> power-off or hardware reset."
>
> I don't see how your disk can be in frozen mode after a restart.
>
> Rockbox sets the disk in frozen mode at startup to prevent any
> other security commands to be send by accident. But, as the spec
> says, this flag is reset on power-off.
>
> > --I'm not sure if this is why the drive is rejecting the command.
>
> It is. All security commands fail if the frozen flag is set.
>
> --
> Björn
>



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