Bug 143799 - Boot problems with RH AS 2.1 and SATA Maxtor hard drive
Summary: Boot problems with RH AS 2.1 and SATA Maxtor hard drive
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jim Paradis
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-28 11:16 UTC by Simona Mochi
Modified: 2013-08-06 01:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-08 21:49:42 UTC
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Description Simona Mochi 2004-12-28 11:16:27 UTC
Description of problem:

I have installed Linux Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 on a Dell Optiplex 
GX280 with a SATA/150 Maxtor Hard drive 6Y080MO but I have some boot 

I couldn't start the installation because of two "PCI-IDE: unknown 
IDE Controller" error messages.

Then in the BIOS I changed the "SATA Operation" configuration 
from "Normal" (default) to "Combination": this causes one of two 
error messages to disappear and I could install Red Hat.

Now Linux is installed but I can boot only in single user mode, 
otherwise during the boot I have a 
"PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device fa, VID=8086, 
DID=2651" error message.

In the /etc/sysconfig/hwconf I have several "unknown" entries and on 
of them has VID=8086 and DID=2651.

Is there any patch I can install?

I only can use RHAS 2.1: I need to install on it an application that 
is only certificated with RHAS 2.1

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

How reproducible: 

1. Boot PC
2. Choose "Red Hat Linux Advanced Server (2.4.9-e.3enterprise)"
3. The system hang up with the following error message:

PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device fa, VID=8086, 
PCI_IDE: chipset revision 3
PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA: at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio 
    ide1: BM-DMA: at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio

Comment 1 Simona Mochi 2004-12-28 15:36:50 UTC
Running 'lspci' I have

00:1f:2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2651 (rev 03)

Comment 2 Simona Mochi 2005-01-12 11:40:50 UTC
Any news?

Comment 3 Suzanne Hillman 2005-02-08 21:19:08 UTC
Does this have a related issue tracker?

Comment 4 Jim Paradis 2006-06-08 21:49:42 UTC
RHEL2.1 is currently accepting only critical security fixes.  This issue is
outside the current scope of support.

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