Bug 179603 - Fedora Core 4 fails to install kernel panic sis5513 error
Summary: Fedora Core 4 fails to install kernel panic sis5513 error
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 179600
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-01 16:49 UTC by Mohit Agarwal
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2006-02-01 17:09:17 UTC

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Description Mohit Agarwal 2006-02-01 16:49:30 UTC
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 17:09:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 179600 ***

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