Bug 229875 - unable to install Dell Optiplex 745 due to old ata_piix driver
Summary: unable to install Dell Optiplex 745 due to old ata_piix driver
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4.4
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: David Milburn
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-02-23 22:09 UTC by Kathy Whyte
Modified: 2009-08-31 17:35 UTC (History)
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Description Kathy Whyte 2007-02-23 22:09:19 UTC
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.

Additional info:
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devices, the system needs a newer version of the ata_piix driver.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 mwsv26@umr.edu as he is working with me on this issue.

Kathy Whyte

Comment 1 Jason Baron 2007-03-12 18:00:20 UTC
should be resolved in U5 with the update of ata_piix driver...

Comment 2 David Milburn 2009-08-31 17:35:59 UTC
Both devices 0x2820 and 0x2825 are defined in the RHEL4 U8 ata_piix driver.

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