Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129420
Fresh install kills target hard drive.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:08:36 EST
Installation appears to go as expected, but when system reboots after
initial installation, drive is assassinated. Machine hangs at BIO
screen and will not procede if drive is connected to IDE port.
Fedora Core 2 (Also any version with Kernal 2.6 or higher.
How reproduseble:I have distroyed 3 drives so far installing any
linux past kernal version 2.6 The only version that is safe to
install is fedora core 1 kernal 2.4.22. This is on a Gateway system
S10 with intel Chip Set 845G. Drive venders have been Western Digtal
and Seagate, both with identical results.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Full normal installation
Reboots system at end of install, but computer is rendered unbootable
These result happen with Distribution of Mandrake 10 and Suse 9.1 as
well. If this is not the place to ask for help, please redirect me to
the right place. I am not willing to sacrifice any more hard drives
for try and fix this myself. These result happen with any linux
distribution with kernal 2.6 or higher.
Do you have the most current BIOS installed? This sounds like
(probably) a kernel problem if it's occuring across multiple 2.6-based
I checked and there are no new BIOS version available for this
machine. I agree, it probably is a Kernal issue. But I don't know
where to take this. I figure this is a real show stopper for anyone
using this chip set (Intel 845G). I know I'm not willing to sacrific
another hard drive to find a SAFE distribution.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.