Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42793
Installer hangs before IDE partition check
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have an Asus A7V/Duron 850Mhz and the installer hangs up before the
The last message are:
ide0: ...(IO address) ... IRQ ...
ide1: ...(IO address) ... IRQ ...
If I run the installer on anther machine, the next message after that
should be the partition check of all the IDE drives. And the partition
table print on screen.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the RedHat Linux 7.1 CD
2.Wait until the kernel try to check the partition of your IDE drives
Actual Results: The kernel hangs-up. You can to press the RESET button or
power down your computer to restart
Expected Results: The kernel should check and determine your partition in
This mobo has the Promise ATA-100 controler.
I have one disk conected to this controler.
1) Is the drive connected using a 80 ribbon wire ?
2) Does specifying "ide=nodma" on the syslinux / lilo prompt help ?
1. yes, the promise detect it as ATA-66. Also, I installed the drive. It is
working in Win98.
2. yes, I try the instalation with:
LILO: text ide=nodma
I also try to pass all the IO of the ide and does not work either.
Would it be fair to say that bug 38390 is also the same problem, and the same
one that I am experiencing?
Ok, is it possible to disconnect the drive to the promise array during the
time of installation ?
OK, Will try that, but I will do that only for the installation, because the PC
is a dual-boot with Win98
Yes, the idea is that then you can use an updated kernel which might have this
Last friday we released an updated kernel including a brand new Promise driver.
I'm downloading the new kernel.
Will the boot.img be updated too?
I see I will have some trouble with /etc/fstab, beacuse the
promise device starts at hde. But I can deal with it.