Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 320871
ata_generic missing from installation CD
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
The ata_generic module is missing from the install CD, making
installation on old PATA based system impossible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Require an old PATA based system, like a Toshiba 2140CDS laptop.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert install CD
2. select any partitioning scheme
3. no disk can be selected
Error message about no suitable disk device.
The /dev/sda choice is offered.
Hacking the install CD to include ata_generic.ko, and manually inserting
libata.ko and ata_generic.ko using the shell console before the partition
choice screen is presented allows for a successful install.
This is true for Fedora 7 install as well.
We had removed it because it was causing problems by matching "better".
Improved our matching and added it back