Bug 117001 - (IDE NVIDIA)installation hangs at diskdruid on NF2 w/ Promise TX133-requires ide=nodma option
Summary: (IDE NVIDIA)installation hangs at diskdruid on NF2 w/ Promise TX133-requires ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC2Target FC3Target FC4Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-27 09:01 UTC by Brian McNeil
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-24 06:07:47 UTC
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Description Brian McNeil 2004-02-27 09:01:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
Installation requires ide=nodma option, otherwise installation
proceeds normally up to diskdruid screen where the screen freezes
hard.  The mouse continues to function however.  The scroll bars won't
scroll, and nothing on screen functions. Requires hard reboot.  This
is a Nforce 2 motherboard with 2 pata WD 80g harddrives on a NON-RAID
promise ultra tx133 pci controller card.  CD and CDRW on onboard

Using nodma everything installs (slowly).  You have to rememeber to
remove the nodma option from grub at end of install.  After install
everything seems OK.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from CD1
2.press enter
3.proceed through install to diskdruid
5.hit reset and repeat as many times as desired
6.type linux ide=nodma at first prompt and install works

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  normal install, or suggestion to try the work around

Additional info:

Had same problem with Mandrake
All bios and firmware current.  Serial ata disabled in bios. 
Motherboard abit NF7-S revision 2.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-12-08 05:39:30 UTC
was fc3 installer any better ?

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