Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118022
(SATA PROMISE)Boot hangs if sata_promise driver is loaded from initrd.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
Boot hangs on root partition check.
I have MSI K8T mobo and additional Promise Sata 150TX2+ card installed.
During installation of core1 installer finds this card and adds
sata_promise -driver to initrd-image. Actually i don't need this
driver because i'am istalling core1 on disk which is not connected to
Installation went ok. But when i try to boot system, system hangs
immediately when it tries to access harddisk. Hangs on "Checking root
I worked around this by procedure:
1. I removed Promise Sata 150TX2+ card
2. Booted system (now boot didn't hang.)
3. Created new initrd -image without sata_promise-driver.
4. I placed sata-card back.
5. Now boot went ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a MSI K8T mobo + Promise Sata 150TX2+
2. Install system on normal PATA-drive
3. Boot ---> Hang
Actual Results: Hang
Expected Results: Normal boot.
I have disabled promise & via raid sata controllers on MSI K8T-mobo
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