Bug 320871 - ata_generic missing from installation CD
ata_generic missing from installation CD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-05 17:13 EDT by Nicolas Pitre
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-12 10:55:46 EDT
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Description Nicolas Pitre 2007-10-05 17:13:54 EDT
Description of problem:
The ata_generic module is missing from the install CD, making
installation on old PATA based system impossible.

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How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
Error message about no suitable disk device.

Expected results:
The /dev/sda choice is offered.

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-12 10:55:46 EDT
We had removed it because it was causing problems by matching "better". 
Improved our matching and added it back 

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