Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229875
unable to install Dell Optiplex 745 due to old ata_piix driver
Last modified: 2009-08-31 13:35:59 EDT
Description of problem: System is undable to detect hardrives for system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin system installation
Actual results: Anaconda installer reports: "An error has occured - no valid
devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your
hardare for the cause of this problem."
Expected results: Be able to install the system.
In order to get the machine to recognize the hard disk controller and attached
devices, the system needs a newer version of the ata_piix driver.
The unsupported HDD controller is an Intel ICH8 Serial ATA Storage Controller.
There are actually two chips, a 2 port and a 4 port controller, attached.
Both of which should be supported by a new driver.
The vendor ID is 8086 and the device IDs are 2825 for the 2 port controller and
2820 for the 4 port controller.
Testing with a Kubuntu liveCD shows that at least of kernel version 2.6.20, this
chipset is supported, and the attached devices are recognized properly.
Please also respond to firstname.lastname@example.org as he is working with me on this issue.
should be resolved in U5 with the update of ata_piix driver...
Both devices 0x2820 and 0x2825 are defined in the RHEL4 U8 ata_piix driver.