Sheevaplug: end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0

When booting my Sheevaplug the dmesg output shows a number of these errors:

end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 64
uncorrectable error :
uncorrectable error :

As it turns out, nothing is wrong. It’s just Linux telling you that it cannot auto-mount a partition that you specified in /etc/fstab. Solutions:

  • Check if all USB/ESATA drives are connected
  • Check if you specified the right UUID or device
  • Add a ‘noauto’ specifier to the offending partition if you still can’t find the error