Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125624
Installer hangs when loading ata_piix driver
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:20:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
The install program seems to hang when loading the ata_piix driver. I am running a SuperMicro P4SCi motherboard with dual SATA drives, configured as RAID mirrors.
If this is a SCSI driver, as I suspect it is, there shouldn't any need to load it, since my box does not run SCSI.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert boot CD
2. Start installer
Actual Results: Boot process hangs
Expected Results: It should keep running.
Ping. Is this really a kernel issue?
>> Usually this means you need to disable 'combined mode' or
>> 'legacy mode' in the BIOS setup.
>> I'll take a look at that bug...
I looked into this. In the BIOS, when I enable the RAID configuration, it forces me into
"enhanced mode". I spoke with the Super Micro technical support, and they ensured me
that when you turn on RAID, it disables "combined mode".
Any other ideas?
I am having the same issue with the SuperMicro board and RedHat ES
3. I have contacted SuperMicro, and the only information they have
given me is that the driver does not exist for RedHat ES, and Adaptec
only has a beta driver available.
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