Continuous Error Code in TTY consoles

H.J.Bathoorn triade-lists at
Sat Nov 11 21:08:16 UTC 2006

On Sat, 11 Nov 2006 12:55:06 -0500
Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at> wrote:

> I am new to UBUNTU/KUBUNTU, have checked the forums for this code but did not 
> discover anyone with this issue.  When I switch from my virtual screen that 
> is running KDE/GNOME desktop to a console TTY, I receive the following 
> continuously running error code.
> HDC: error code: 0x70 sense_key: 0x20 asc: 0x30 ascq: 0x00
> The only thing I can determine is that HDC may refer to the CD/DVD drive.  The 
> drive appears to function properly as I tested it by playing a DVD earlier.
> I have KUBUNTU 6.06 -386 installed on an HP dv8000 AMD64 ML37 laptop.  Any 
> help in isolating this code and troubleshooting would be greatly appreciated.
> Larry Hartman

FWIW, hdc is the secundary master device on your box and prolly your DVD. I've seen those errors on dying drives and as well with DVD players when trying to read badly burnt or damaged discs.

Either way, something is wrong whilst reading from that drive. 


Good luck,

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