Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 321541
install problems on Dell Inspiron 530
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:26:57 EST
Description of problem:
Installation problems on Dell Inspiron 530. Hangs for long
time on "loading ata_piix" unless pollirq is added to boot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time I assume (only tried once on f8t3, tried multiple times on f7).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to f8t3 USB stick (probably with CD too, but didn't try on f8t3)
2. configure "askmethod"
3. attempt to install
Hangs at "loading ata_piix"
I reported this problem in a message on the fedora list with f7.
I added pollirq and continued with the install. My description of the
problem on the mailing list is archived here:
Sorry I originally assigned this to i18... I pressed i looking for "install"
and it must have select i18. Then when I didn't find install, I assumed no
component was selected. I just re-assigned it to general. Sorry.
The problem is worse with f8 than it was with f8t3. The workaround of adding
irqpoll no longer helps.
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As far as this bug was concerned, Fedora 8 was never maintained. This kind of attention to bug reports doesn't give one much motivation to try test releases and file bug reports. I'm not sure if this bug still exists because I changed BIOS options as a workaround. The fact that Fedora developers didn't respond to this bug that prevented Fedora installation on the only consumer desktop shipped by any major manufacturer is a testament to why Dell ships Ubuntu. I'm still a Fedora user and will start testing F11 today, but this is the last time if my bug reports receive similar attention.