Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149917
Does RedHat Enterprise Linux-v4 does not boot with RAID Autodetect/AHCI controller
Last modified: 2009-07-27 17:34:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
I was trying to boot Redhat Linux ES v4(2.6.9-5.0.3.ELsmp) with RAID
Autodetect/AHCI controller SATA operation. The disk is properly
fragmented to load both Linux and Windows. The system does not boot
with Linux, and is stuck with following information:
Kernel panic - not syncing:Attempted to kill init!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use a computer with SATA drive
2.Select as SATA operation. To do this do the following:
i) When system is coming up press F2, select Drivers, select SATA
operation and select RAID Autodetect/AHCI controller.
3.Try to boot the system with Linux
Actual Results: System never boots.
Expected Results: System should boot.
Please note that I am using a Dell PC with Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI
controller. Does RedHat have driver for 2.6 kernel?
This is during, or post, install?
I ask because Anaconda is for during installation...
It is during installation.
Yes, this controller should be supported under RHEL4. How are you trying to
install - from CD, over NFS, etc.?
I am trying to install it from CD.
I have the same experience with an Intel SE7221BK1-E board. Data from lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. E7220/E7221 Memory Controller Hub (rev 05)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller
In the BIOS I can set IDE / RAID /AHCI. As the RAID function is pure BIOS
supported software RAID and AHCI not ready with Linux (last part correct?) I am
using the IDE setting. Booting without any kernel parameter the system only gets
to the kernel uncompressing message and a final line:
kernel direct mapping tables up to 10100000000@8000-b000
Booting with "noapci" helps, install succeeds and all 3 SATA drives are properly
This should not be a problem with RHEL4 U8, please re-open if this is reproducible
with 2.6.9-89 kernel.