Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 394621
Crash shortly after loading Piix_ATA driver during Fedora 8 install.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:18:20 EST
Description of problem:
Failed install process on Dell Vostra 400 after loading Piix-ATA
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time on the Dell Vosta 400 with fairly default configuration. If anyone
wants me to add particular hardware details I can do so.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off fedora 8 install CD
2. Select default install options.
Hangs for 2mins loading Piix_ATA driver.
Tells user that it can't find install medium.
Then Crashes with dump on screen.
The install process to start.
You can work around this bug by editing the grub config line during boot (hit e)
and adding acpi=off apm=off to the boot params.
I am filing this bug because the http://www.fedorafaq.org/#otherinstall has the
solution but asks people to file bugs if they need to use it.
(In reply to comment #0)
> I am filing this bug because the http://www.fedorafaq.org/#otherinstall has the
> solution but asks people to file bugs if they need to use it.
Man, some those tips are horribly out-of-date. "ide=nodma" will have no effect
Much better list of workarounds is at:
I have just double checked and it is acpi=off that resolves the issue not the
Given how long this took me to work out, perhaps there could be a safe boot
option in grub that turns acpi off?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Given how long this took me to work out, perhaps there could be a safe boot
> option in grub that turns acpi off?
Adding the above in grub parameters will do that. Editing the grub.conf kernel
parameters makes it permanent.
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