Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430274
install of f8 hangs at loading ata_piix driver
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:50:57 EST
Description of problem: Trying to install f8 on an everex stepnote sa2053t and
ran into a series of problem.
Problem 1: anaconda hangs at - running /sbin/loader
fix with option: nohz=off nolapic
Problem 2: anaconda hangs at - loading libata_driver
fix with option: acpi=off apm=off
Problem 3: anaconda hangs at next step - loading ata_piix driver
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert Fedora install dvd and sit back
Laptop has Intel ICH7-M chipset
Found a website of someone having the same problem:
They said that the problem can be fixed by
1. set up the "8139too" module so it uses only PIO access, and disable MMIO access
2. remove CONFIG_MMC_SDHCI from the kernel config
I would test this myself but I don't know how
Followed some tutorials to recompile the kernel with the above two
specifications in mind, and used Revisor to generate an install cd. I now have
a working install of f8 on my laptop and everything works (wireless and all!).
*** Bug 431361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 90271 in Ubuntu is similar.
Says these systems are affected:
* Averatec 2460
* Everex Stepnote SA2050
* Everex Stepnote SA2050T
* Everex StepNote SA2052T
* Everex StepNote SA2053T
* Philips Freevents x52
* Philips Freevents x53
* Philips Freevents x54
* Philips Freevents x55
* Philips Freevents x56
* Twinhead H12Y
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