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Bug 228105 - Can not boot on system that requires pata_via
Can not boot on system that requires pata_via
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
David Lawrence
Depends On: 218444
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Reported: 2007-02-09 18:40 EST by Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account)
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-02 08:20:57 EST
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Description Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-02-09 18:40:58 EST
Description of problem:

Can not boot on system that requires pata_via.

It complains about missing /dev/root, drops me into an emergency shell, asking
for manual link creation. However, /dev does not contain the CD device.

This is probably related to bug 220470 and/or bug 218444.

The particular system requires the pata_via kernel module in order to access the
CD drive, which is not contained in the livecd-initramfs.img. Actually I don't
see any pata modules listed.

Should the LiveCD include more device driver kernel modules, in order to allow
booting from as many systems as possible?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 Test 1 LiveCD 2007-02-01
Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-03-02 08:20:57 EST
Whatever has caused the problem in test 1...

The Test 2 Live CD boots fine on my system.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-03-02 12:41:20 EST
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on

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