Bug 113940 - Fedora Core 1 x86_64 doesn't detect SATA drives on Via controller
Fedora Core 1 x86_64 doesn't detect SATA drives on Via controller
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-01-20 09:59 EST by ammulder
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-10 23:33:54 EST
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Description ammulder 2004-01-20 09:59:14 EST
Description of problem:

Computer has 2 IDE drives, 1 SATA drive.  Want to install to SATA
drive.  Boot with Fedora Core Test 1 for x86_64 disc 1.  When I get to
the partitioning screen, it only shows the 2 IDE drives (no SATA
drive).  On another system where I was sent to the manual driver
selection screen, there did not appear to be an option for "sata_via",
which is the desired driver.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure computer with both IDE & SATA drives
Actual results:

Only IDE drives visible for partitioning

Expected results:

SATA drive visible too

Additional info:

Motherboard is Asus K8V Deluxe.  It has 2 SATA controllers, one Via
(8237 if memory serves), and the other Promise.  Both are RAID/IDE
controllers.  Single SATA drive on Via controller.  "sata_via" driver
worked for this drive under SuSE 9.0 for AMD64.

I am especially confused as the FAQ for this release said Via and
Promise SATA support was there.
Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2004-01-20 14:21:01 EST
Some Via chipsets are supported with the libata update.  It is my
understanding on that particular board, the promise controllers will
work.  SATA is a work in progress, and was not originally part of FC1,
drivers are being implemented as they are working upstream, but
support will be spotty for a while.
Comment 2 James Henstridge 2004-01-27 08:15:01 EST
The modules.cgz file in the install image doesn't seem to include the
sata_*.o modules, which is probably part of the reason it didn't get
detected.  It does include libata.o though.

I reported a similar bug about the promise drivers as bug 114365,
which might be considered a duplicate.
Comment 3 James Henstridge 2004-01-27 22:59:29 EST
I managed to work around the similar problem I was having (with a
Promise SATA controller, rather than VIA).

Assuming that the problem with the VIA controller is the same, then
this is a problem with the installer rather than the kernel (if you
manage to get it installed, and have a correct initrd, you should be
able to boot).
Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2004-03-06 02:21:58 EST
This should be fixed in release... Possible to verify? Should this be
Comment 5 Justin M. Forbes 2004-03-10 23:33:54 EST
closing this one, works for me on both via and promise under FC1 release.

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