Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154140
RHEL3 U5: On ICH7 system install in IDE mode changed to AHCI mode causes a Kernel Panic
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:24:42 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing RHEL3 U5 Beta release to a SATA drive with BIOS set to IDE.
If you change the BIOS from IDE to AHCI mode, after reboot will cause a Kernel
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install RHEL3 U5 on an ICH7 system to an SATA drive with BIOS set to IDE mode.
The installation will work correctly and you are able to login. Now reboot the
system, enter the BIOS setup and change the SATA drive's mode from IDE mode to
AHCI mode. When you save the setting and reboot you will get a Kernel Panic.
Steps to Reproduce:
Kernel Panic when BIOS set to AHCI mode if it was installed in IDE mode.
The OS should boot no matter what the BIOS is set to and the OS should load
the correct driver.
Issue tracker 70145
This has been fixed and IT Closed on 5/2/2005. Closing this bug.
Hello, Ed. According to a comment in IT 70145 dated 04-15-2005, this
bug reported a situation that is expected behavior. Specifically,
there doesn't since to be any post-2.4.21-31.EL fix that went into U5
that could have addressed this.
Thus, I'm changing the disposition of this bug to CLOSED/WONTFIX.
Above comment should read "there doesn't seem to be ...".
Thanks for straightening this out.