Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179603
Fedora Core 4 fails to install kernel panic sis5513 error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a ASUS K8S MX board
2. Boot from FC4 CD
3. start installation
4. Kernel panic before anaconda.
The install process stops.
Anaconda shud have started
The install of Fedora Core 3 works fine.
linux ide=nodma or linux noprobe doesnt help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 179600 ***