Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243170
[msi] SATA-controller-detection-issue on Dell Inspiron 1501-Laptops
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:29:11 EDT
Description of problem:
On certain Dell Inspiron 1501-Models the Kernel (from the installer-dvd as from
the system) does not detect the sata-controller, and therefore the computer
cannot be set up to run with linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot from CD/DVD or HDD with standard Kernel-parameters
Steps to Reproduce:
There is a workaround available (see below)
The Kernel (from the installer-dvd as from the system) needs the parameter
"pci=nomsi" in order to detect the sata-controller. I already wanted to give up,
trying to install Fedora on my Notebook, until i finally discovered this trick.
Reassigning to kernel.
Read ya, Phil
I'm reviewing this bug 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 and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. As this is an
installation bug and with the next version of Fedora to be released in a couple
of months it is important resolve these before the final version. If you are
able to, could you test with Fedora 8 Test 2 and see if it still requires the
kernel parameter in order to boot. You can get it from:
In the meantime I have added a blocker bug to notify developers this may be an
issue for Fedora 8 installations.
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Don't close this one.
Workaround available, not a blocker.
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