Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244341
pata_via causes FC7 installer to run dog slow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
Very slow run of FC7 installer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
insert DVD with FC7 installer, boot from it, try to upgrade.
installer just crawls, not runs
installer should run normally
I am trying to upgrade from FC6 to FC7 using DVD install disk. After booting
from the DVD the installer started loading various drivers. Every driver except
pata_via was loaded quickly, for pata_via it took several minutes to load.
On Ctrl+Alt+F4 screen I could see that it is waiting for sdb disk to spin. sdb
works flawlessly in FC6. (it is actually part of RAID1 md)
This is probably related to various pata bugs reported against FC7, such as 242295.
Couple of screenshots.. first was taken during 'Loading sata_via' message was
displayed on 1st console, second when 'Running Anaconda..' message was displayed
on the console.
Created attachment 157063 [details]
screenshot taken during loading of pata_via driver
Created attachment 157064 [details]
screenshot taken when 'Running Anaconda..' message was displayed
Correction: in comment #1 I have meant pata_via, not sata via.
I have just resettled the cables and all seems to be working now. Sorry for