Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101716
(ICH5) Installer does not find intel 875p SATA controller
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:13:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer does not find a SATA harddrive connected to an Intel 875P motherboard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat 10 beta 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot redhat 10 beta 1 installer
Actual Results: could not find harddrive
Expected Results: the harddrive to be found
Driver isn't in the kernel
ata_piix driver should be in taroon-beta1, actually. rpm -qlp shows it.
Are there plans to put the driver in the kernel before Severn is released? It is
my understanding that support for it is in Alan Cox's 2.4.21-ac4 patch. Since I
have an Intel S875WP1-E motherboard, it would be great for me if it were supported.
Ah, Severn! Yes, we intend to support i875 SATA in severn too. So, lack of
support is definitely a bug we wish to fix...
Can you post 'lspci -vvvn' as root?
Created attachment 93605 [details]
Output of "lspci -vvvn" on my Intel S875WP1-E based computer
As requested, I have attached the output of "lspci -vvvn".
In case it is helpful, I thought I would provide some more information on my
configuration. Since the kernel does not support the SATA on i875p, I have
configured the BIOS to use legacy ATA mode. I am using two Seagate ST3160023AS
drives configured to use software RAID Level 1. I have one additional Intel
Pro/100 Ethernet card plugged into the last PCI slot.
I downloaded, configured, compiled and installed the vanilla 2.4.22 kernel from
kernel.org. It appears that the 2.4.22 kernel recognizes my SATA drives.
I downloaded and installed the 2.4.22-20.1.2024.2.36.nptl kernel RPMs for
rawhide. However, unlike the vanilla 2.4.22 kernel that I compiled myself, the
kernel RPMs do not recognize the SATA hard drives.
In addition, the kernel RPMs do not recognize the onboard sensors. I assume that
this means that the 2.8.0 patches for lm_sensors and i2c have not been applied.
I patched my vanilla 2.4.22 kernel and the sensors on the motherboard are
BTW, I have changed my configuration. I have installed Severn on a PATA drive
that I connected to the secondary IDE controller. In addition, I have taken the
SATA out of legacy mode. Under the vanilla 2.4.22 kernel, the PATA drive shows
up as /dev/hdc and the SATA drives show up as /dev/hde and /dev/hdg.
Does this work in test3 or later?
I have not installed test3, but I have been keeping the machine sync-ed with
Raw Hide. Therefore, I believe that I am running the latest kernel (2.4.22-
1.2097). It does not work with that kernel. If it would help, I can send my
config file for my 2.4.22 kernel that works.
Not sure if this helps, but kernel-2.4.22-1.2088.nptl (Severn test 3) finds my
120GB Seagate SATA drive on a Dell Optiplex GX270 (82801EB ICH5) just fine.
Regarding the comment about sensors: the i2c-i801 driver (1.6.5) fails to load
on ICH5, so no lm_sensors. Any chance we could get i2c-i801 upgraded to 2.8.0
(rev. 1.3.3), which added ICH5 support? Code changes seem straightforward;
acts like ICH4.
seems to work fine with beta 2 & 3.