Bug 134832 - Ia32e + Intel SATA 82801EB + kernel 2.4.21-20EL; unable to mount root partition.
Summary: Ia32e + Intel SATA 82801EB + kernel 2.4.21-20EL; unable to mount root parti...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: ia32e Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
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Reported: 2004-10-06 15:58 UTC by Jesse Stroik
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-18 13:28:13 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:294 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 5 2005-05-18 04:00:00 UTC

Description Jesse Stroik 2004-10-06 15:58:13 UTC
Description of problem:

An I32e machine with the Intel SATA chipset 82801EB (rev 2) fails to
mount root partition on boot after updating the kernel to 2.4.21-20EL.
 The relevant driver, PIIx/ICH, appears to load properly, but fails to
recognize the SATA controller as a supported device.

The specific machine is a Dell precision 870.

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

This does not happen with the 2.4.20-15EL release of the kernel, but
it does happen with the 2.4.21-20EL release.

How reproducible:

Reproduces whenever we attempt to boot into 2.4.21-20EL.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use ia32e machine with root partition on the Intel 82801EB SATA
2. Up2date and update the kernel to 2.4.21-20
3. Reboot the machine.

Actual results:

Kernel panics because it is unable to mount root partition.

scsi0: unsupported device
scsi1: unsupported device

Expected results:

scsi0 : ata_piix
scsi1 : ata_piix
  Vendor: ATA       Model: HDS724040KLSA80   Rev: 1.01
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
  Vendor: ATA       Model: HDS724040KLSA80   Rev: 1.01
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05

Additional info:

Contact jstroik@ssec.wisc.edu for more information.

Comment 1 Jesse Stroik 2004-10-06 18:57:29 UTC
There is a typo in this bug report -- the system is a Dell Precision
670, *not* 870 as I reported.

Comment 2 Jeff Garzik 2004-10-06 19:22:51 UTC
Is this bug a dup of 132848?

Are there >= 4GB of RAM in this system?

Comment 3 Jesse Stroik 2004-10-06 19:33:55 UTC
This is a 4GB machine.

/proc/meminfo says:
MemTotal:      3986776 kB

I'm unable to view bug 132848 to determine whether this may be a
duplicate.  "You are not authorized to access bug #132848."

Comment 4 Fred Romelfanger 2005-01-06 03:27:40 UTC
I have a similiar problem with RHEL V4 beta 2. I have an Dell 8400 with
a 82801FR SATA AHCI controller, and the installer fails to see either of
the hard drives attached to the controller when I get to the
partitioning step.  Only 1GB in my system.

Comment 5 Jeff Garzik 2005-02-18 06:47:00 UTC
The above problem is definitely the bug #132848 problem, which is now

Mr. Romelfanger, please file a new bug as you have a completely
separate issue.

Comment 6 Ernie Petrides 2005-03-01 02:02:59 UTC
A fix for this problem was committed to the RHEL3 U5 patch pool
on 14-Feb-2005 (in kernel version 2.4.21-27.13.EL).

Comment 7 Gerben Roest 2005-03-24 18:52:17 UTC
I want to view bug #132848 as well, but like Jesse I'm not authorized to access
it. It's really frustrating! This bug is a showstopper for me, and I want to
know how to work around it!

Comment 8 Rick James 2005-03-28 13:55:39 UTC
I also have a Dell Precision 670 with 4GB and experienced the same problem. 
Also not authorized to access bug #132848. How may I aquire the fixed kernel?

Comment 9 Ernie Petrides 2005-03-30 00:10:57 UTC
The fixes are in the U5 beta channel on RHN.

Comment 10 Rick James 2005-03-31 16:13:23 UTC
Installed kernel 2.4.21-31.EL and all is well.  Thanks for your help.

Comment 11 Tim Powers 2005-05-18 13:28:13 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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