Bug 242003 - Cannot boot installer from SATA AHCI DVD
Summary: Cannot boot installer from SATA AHCI DVD
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: Reopened
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Reported: 2007-06-01 08:26 UTC by Max Kanat-Alexander
Modified: 2008-05-19 21:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-19 21:47:45 UTC
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Description Max Kanat-Alexander 2007-06-01 08:26:00 UTC
I have a SATA (not PATA!) DVD+RW connected to an Intel ICH8R controller set to
AHCI mode in the BIOS.

When the controller is in AHCI mode, I cannot boot the DVD. I get a blank black
screen for a while, and then I boot from the hard drive instead.

When I switch the controller to IDE mode, ISOLINUX starts just fine, and I can
do the installation.

GRUB and the Fedora kernel recognize the controller in AHCI mode just fine. It
just seems to be booting from the DVD that's a problem.

lcpci says the controller is:
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HR/HO/HH (ICH8R/DO/DH) 6 port
SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)

The DVD+RW drive is a Plextor PX-755SA.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-06-04 17:53:40 UTC
Are there any BIOS updates available for your motherboard?  It sounds a lot like
a BIOS bug to me...

Comment 2 Max Kanat-Alexander 2007-06-14 08:49:54 UTC
There were several BIOS versions after mine (I have an ASUS P5B Deluxe), and I
installed the latest update.

My machine still cannot boot the FC7 x86_64 DVD when the SATA controller is in
AHCI mode. I have the same symptoms as the initial comment.

Comment 3 Max Kanat-Alexander 2007-06-28 06:51:53 UTC
Wait, why is this NOTABUG? I marked it as ASSIGNED, I could swear.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:42:10 UTC
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Comment 5 Max Kanat-Alexander 2008-05-18 01:20:36 UTC
This is working just fine in Fedora 9.

Comment 6 Peter van Egdom 2008-05-19 21:47:45 UTC
Thank you for reporting back. Closing bug as per comment #5.

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