Bug 243170 - [msi] SATA-controller-detection-issue on Dell Inspiron 1501-Laptops
Summary: [msi] SATA-controller-detection-issue on Dell Inspiron 1501-Laptops
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 7
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-07 17:31 UTC by Tobias Vogel
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:29:11 UTC

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Description Tobias Vogel 2007-06-07 17:31:41 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

Boot from CD/DVD or HDD with standard Kernel-parameters

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot...
Actual results:

There is a workaround available (see below)

Expected results:

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2007-06-08 12:24:20 UTC
Reassigning to kernel.

Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2007-09-14 12:47:55 UTC

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.


Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-09-14 19:13:29 UTC
Don't close this one.

Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2007-10-17 19:50:49 UTC
Workaround available, not a blocker.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:54:02 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:29:10 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
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