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Description of problem:
I cannot install FC3 or FC4test3 on an Alienware Area 51-M 7700
It uses the the Promise Techology PDC20378 (FastTrak 378/SATA 378) (Rev 02)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start install
Actual Results: Disk is not found.
Expected Results: Should be allowed to install.
See Bugzilla Bug 147303 [PATCH]: PATA Support on Promise PDC20378 (sata_promise)
Mass update of -test bugs to update version to fc4.
(Please retest on final release, and report results if you have not already done
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]
Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.
If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..
mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak
http://fedora.isphuset.no/ contains an unofficial Fedora 4.1, which may get you
up and running, as it has a install kernel based on one of the errata kernels.
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.
Due to the overhead involved in creating new ISOs (which is what would be
required for fixing bugs seen at installation time that don't have workarounds),
this bug has been closed.
For more information and suggestions, please see bug 169613