Bug 120145 - Installer fails to detect SATA HDD on via 8237 / K8T800
Installer fails to detect SATA HDD on via 8237 / K8T800
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-04-06 08:18 EDT by Mick Bailey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-15 12:05:58 EDT
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/tmp/anaconda.log (5.59 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-13 07:49 EDT, Mick Bailey
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/tmp/syslog (18.12 KB, text/plain)
2004-04-13 07:50 EDT, Mick Bailey
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Description Mick Bailey 2004-04-06 08:18:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
When attempting to instal the x86_64 version of Core 2/Test 2,
Anaconda fails to detect the SATA HDD attached via a VIA 8237 controller.

"No valid devices found. ..."

Attempted installing via driver disk located at
, no luck (no valid device found on driver disk).

Ran with noprobe and manually selected via_sata driver, same response.

Gigabyte GA-K8VNXP
Athlon 64 3000+
Samsung 120GB SATA

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Insert install disc 1 and boot
2.  Run vanilla setup
3.  Installation will halt after partitioning method selection

Actual Results:  Dialog "No valid devices found...".  Install stops
and system shuts down cleanly.

Expected Results:  SATA HDD detected and partitioning proceeds.

Additional info:

Drive _was_ correctly detected in Core 1 for AMD64, however the
distribution would not run X on the Radeon 9800Pro.

I'm not a complete Linux newbie, but am by no means an expert, so let
me know if the problem lies between my ears...


Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-06 14:49:14 EDT
Is this doing a hard drive install?
Comment 2 Mick Bailey 2004-04-06 16:58:53 EDT
G'day Jeremy,

This was doing a CD-ROM installation.  However, I'll set up for a hard
drive install and let you kow the results.
Comment 3 Mick Bailey 2004-04-07 08:45:36 EDT
Same issue.  The installer was able to find the disc image on a FAT
partition on the drive (found as /dev/hde), but after installation
type selection the "No valid devices found" problem returned.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-11 13:54:55 EDT
Hmmm, the image isn't there for me to look at now...
Comment 5 Mick Bailey 2004-04-11 23:06:09 EDT
Many apologies - the curst of case sensitivity strikes again.  The
.PNG should be there now.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-12 23:45:25 EDT
Hmm, can you switch to tty2 and get the output of list-harddrives? 
Also, if you could copy both /tmp/syslog and /tmp/anaconda.log to a
floppy from there, that would be tremendously helpful.
Comment 7 Mick Bailey 2004-04-13 07:49:19 EDT
Created attachment 99358 [details]
Comment 8 Mick Bailey 2004-04-13 07:50:29 EDT
Created attachment 99359 [details]


hde3 has a 0 raid signature and windows parts
Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-13 15:26:33 EDT
Aha, I see what it is.  Fixed in CVS
Comment 10 Mick Bailey 2004-04-13 22:07:28 EDT
Wonderful!  Is it possible to patch the installation CD with the
modified code, ir should I wait for Test 3?

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