Description of problem:
During installation of 64-bit Red Hat Linux Ver. 8.0.95 (GinGin) the Promise
SATA controller PDC20378 drivers were not available or not supported yet by
the distribution (GinGin), Tyan (motherboard manufacturer), or Promise
Technologies (controller manufacturer).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installation 8.0.95 (GinGin) 64-bit Red Hat linux distribution
Dual 64-bit AMD Opteron on Tyan S2880 Motherboard.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert CD to boot from and follow normal guidlines
2. Installation begins copy of files to the SATA hard disk drive then fails.
Failure of installation, then system automatically reboots, because it finds
no hard drives.
Copy files to the HDD, installation works fine with the 32-bit distribution of
RedHat linux version 9 distribution
I contacted Tyan and Promise, they have no release date for the 64-bit
drivers, but have pleanty of pre-release drivers for 32-bit linux.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 106957 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.