FS#2009 - *PANIC* ata: -1

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Friday, 13 February 2004, 23:46 GMT
Last edited by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Friday, 05 November 2004, 07:08 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


A few days ago I recieved the following message:

'ATA error: -1
Press on to debug

AN0: 3FF
AN1: 3FF
AN2: 002-004
AN3: 16A-D
AN4: 000 or 001
AN5: 000 or 001
AN6: 2F2-6
AN7: 003-4
BATT: 4.87
ATA: master, 0x0

ata: -1'

And I assumed the HDD had died, or something was up
with the power supply. I'm not too sure, but it seemed
to resolve itself when I discharged the batteries fully. It
might have been a loose connection somewhere along
the way that has reconnected by chance.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen)
Friday, 05 November 2004, 07:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 22:30 GMT

This is typically a sign of bad battery connectors. This is
a hardware problem, not a Rockbox bug.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 21:54 GMT

I got after unplugging the USB cable.
Comment by shahar markovitch (m_shahar) - Tuesday, 01 June 2004, 11:14 GMT

I disagree...
Don't close this bug.
I don't know if you look at all at closed bugs....
if I won't get an answer in a few days I'll resubmit this bug.

It happened to me a couple of times, and it's for sure not
a connector problem.

I beleive it's related with the new Rockbox 2.2 version, that
drains the battary completly, resulting in an inabilty of the
archos to do anything (or whatever that cause this ata:-1).
After recharging it works fine.
I tried using Archos firmware version 1.27d and it didn't return.

Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Sunday, 20 June 2004, 23:19 GMT

do i have to re-solder batery connector like ?

or another solution to permanently solve this problem ?
it happen to me more frequently.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Monday, 19 July 2004, 20:52 GMT

I get panic ata -1 every time I boot with 2.2 after leaving
the rec v2 unplugged for some time. If I plug it back in
for a little while, then unplug it and then start rockbox it
is fine (then I can plug it back in)
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Tuesday, 20 July 2004, 05:01 GMT

Then you should buy yourself a new set of batteries.
Comment by shahar markovitch (m_shahar) - Tuesday, 20 July 2004, 06:58 GMT

Hi "nobody" (if that's your real name!).
I would like to suggest that before replacing the batteries\re-
soldering anything in your archos,
just switch to an early version of rockboxx (2.0) or use the
archos firmware and see if the problem persists....

My suspicion is that this bug related to 2.2 version battery
draining problem and your test might prove me wrong/right
about this one...

One question that I wanted to know: did you flashed your