Bug 179600 - Fedora Core 4 fails to install kernel panic sis5513 error
Fedora Core 4 fails to install kernel panic sis5513 error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
: 179603 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-02-01 11:45 EST by Mohit Agarwal
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:24 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-02 20:26:10 EST
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Description Mohit Agarwal 2006-02-01 11:45:53 EST
Description of problem:

Installing Fedora Core 4 on a ASUS K8S MX motherboard results in kernel 
panic. Happens before anaconda comes into play. 
I thought the error was perhaps related to the sis5513 ide controller. 
So, tried 'linux ide=nodma' and 'linux noprobe' with no change in error.

SIS_IDE probe of 000:00:02.5 failed with error -1. 

A little later, these errors appear:

Could not open root device "<NULL>" or unknown block(8,3)
Please append a correct root =  boot option
Kernel Panic - not syncing 
VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (8,3) 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 4 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a ASUS K8S MX board
2. Boot from FC4 CD 
3. start installation
4. Kernel panic before anaconda. 
Actual results:
The  install process stops. 

Expected results:
Anaconda shud have started

Additional info:
The install of Fedora Core 3 works fine. 
linux ide=nodma or linux noprobe doesnt help.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-01 12:09:30 EST
*** Bug 179603 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2006-02-02 20:26:10 EST
I don't think there's anything we can really do to make FC4 work on this without
recreating the ISOs with a new kernel (Ie, try the community FC4.2 respins maybe?).

It'd be useful if you could test FC5test on this box to make sure that when FC5
is released it doesn't have the same problem.

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