Bug 83115

Summary: Installation / kernel issues with SIS5513 IDE controller / ASUS A7S266VM mobo
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Paul Rogers <paul.rogers>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 8.0CC: paul.rogers
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Hardware: athlon   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0007.3/0403.html
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Description Paul Rogers 2003-01-30 13:57:40 UTC
Unable to install RH8.0 due to disk / data corruption issues with the following 

Asus A7S266VM mobo (SiS5513 IDE chipset, SiS740 North bridge, SiS961B South 
x2 Maxtor 7200 30Gb IDE ATA133 (1st master and slave)
48x IDE CDROM drive (2nd slave)
x1 Advansys SCSI controller (old - about 2 years old, can't remember model 
number, at work currently)
x1 IBM 9Gb SCSI HDD (old - about 2 years old)
x1 Panasonic 3.5" floppy drive

Problems with getting PCI controller to auto-detect.
Problems with using the SiS5513 IDE controller on the mobo - seems to be 
corrupting data / freezing the installation.

I downloaded the ISO images, MD5 checksummed them.
I let the installer verify the media.
Installer would not detect my SCSI or NIC unless I append "pci=bios" to the 
LILO boot string ??

Once this was sorted, I began experiencing partitioning problems (with both 
fdisk and disk druid) where the system would freeze when attempting to create a 
partition that utilised the last cylinder on the slave disk. Swapped round the 
master and slave, as well as swapping out drives and experienced the same 

I got round this issue by not using the last cylinder (got the idea from 
Windows XP installations) on the slave and the installation proceeded as 

Installation finished (with ext3 formatted filesystems) and machine rebooted. 
But upon attempting to load INIT, I began seeing the following errors:

hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 

Fsck then reports disk errors after the ext3 journalling "loaded" and enters 
system maintanence mode. Upon "repairing" the errors, the system reboots and 
when the kernel attempts to mount the root partition, it cannot find it.
From what I can find on the net and from my own hunches I think it is a mobo 
issue and have found articles that kernel 2.4.20 fixes similar issues with the 
SiS5513 IDE controller. What I want to know is, am I right or wrong? And how 
can I get RH 8.0 onto this system.

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:28 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/