Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 385201
Anaconda should try ata_generic driver with all_generic_ide=1 option if all else fails
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:25:42 EST
Description of problem:
On systems of which the IDE controllers PCI ID isn't known by the kernel yet
(for example hardware that comes out after the Fedora release), right now the
user needs to
1) extract the modules.cgz
2) manually insmod the ata_generic.ko with the all_generic_ide=1 module option
in the middle of the installation process on the terminal.
Now of course for the "normal" case this isn't something that anaconda should
do by default, but for the scenario where anaconda realizes that there is no
storage device to install to at all, it would be a good option to have
anaconda do this modprobing/etc instead, because chances are good that this
driver works (albeit slowly).
A second option (not currently enabled in fedora) is trying the pata_acpi
driver; I don't know how well that one works.
If this can be done, it will greatly improve the experience of installing
Fedora on new hardware; especially since the assumption that a kernel update
will then later add "native" support for the storage to make it go actually
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