Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216041
IDE/SATA modules should be built into the kernel
Last modified: 2008-01-08 10:01:01 EST
Description of problem:
IDE/SATA modules are critical, and should be built into the kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The steps require the appropriate hardware combination. In my case:
Asus A8V board (KT800 Pro)
Promise SATA300 TX2Plus sata card (PDC40775 rev 02)
Seagate ST3320620AS (320.0 GB, SATA) drive
If the Seagate drive attached to the SATA card is the main drive, the kernel
cannot boot as it fails to load the root drive and panics.
Kernel should boot
I had the same issue with the vanilla 22.214.171.124 kernel, but was able to get the
system booted after I recompiled the kernel with the sata_promise driver
"built-in", as opposed to a module.
SATA/IDE drivers are critical as they need to be loaded as early during boot as
possible. If the driver is present as a module, in some cases it seems that the
kernel cannot detect it early enough.
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
I no longer use the setup with which I encountered this bug. Since I have not
encountered the issue with other setups, I am closing this as WORKSFORME.