Bug 137192 - Installer hangs on sata_sil+Hitachi hard drive
Summary: Installer hangs on sata_sil+Hitachi hard drive
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
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Reported: 2004-10-26 16:43 UTC by Gregory Escov
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-03 00:40:43 UTC
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Description Gregory Escov 2004-10-26 16:43:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
Fedora 3T3 installer locks up immediately after
loading sata_sil driver on my machine. I don't
see any random characters that some other bug cases 
for sata_sil mentioned, and I can exit installer
with alt+ctrl+del, but other keys don't seem to work.

My configuration is this:

Shuttle SL85G4-v2 computer
NVIDIA nForce3 150 chipset
Athlon 64 3000+
Silicon Image 3512a controller
Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160Gb SATA hard drive
LG DVD writer - the only IDE device

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 3 Test 3 CD 1, boot machine up
2. Press ENTER... or linux <ENTER>... etc

Actual Results:  .... installation proceeds normally for a few seconds....
1. (text) dialog box "Loading sata_sil..." is briefly shown
2. A dialog box " Loading SCSI mass starage device driver..." appears 
3. Nothing happens for >1 minute

Expected Results:  Installation must go on

Additional info:

Admittedly, this configuration had problems even with Windows:

--- (Shuttle FAQ @ http://www.shuttlecomputer.de/eu/sn85g4_faq.htm)
Q:How come when installing WinXP on a Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 SATA
HDD, the system hangs when formating?

A:You will need to install a beta Silicon Image chipset driver to
solve this issue
(With this beta driver, XP works fine)

Comment 1 Trevor Cordes 2005-02-03 23:41:22 UTC
This bug appears to duplicate 135479.  Looks like the sata_sil driver
carps in many different ways (different IRQ's listed in "disabling IRQ
#x", garbage or no error at all.

If it would help get a patch going I would be willing to donate for
testing a SIL-3112-based PCI card to someone @redhat.com

Comment 2 Jeff Garzik 2005-03-25 07:32:18 UTC
FYI, http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/3/25/33

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 18:12:25 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 00:40:43 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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