Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433601
Fedora 8 instalation sees no drives on Intel ICH9R
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:01:52 EST
Description of problem:
Motherboard: ABIT IX38QuadGT
SATA Chipset: Intel ICH9R
Drive1: SEAGATE Barracuda 320 GB, serial ATA-II
Drive2: WD Raptor 150G, sata
2 DVD drives; one ide and one sata
During installation proces, when arriving to the point to choose drive to
install on it, there are no drives available to select. If i start
installation from sata DVD, on the begining it prompts me to insert DVDmedia,
when i put DVD media into ide DVD, it continues to the point described above
(doesn't see any hard drives)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Start instalation proces from DVD on the system same as described above
Steps to Reproduce:
1.just start the instalation
can't install, sees no hard drive in the system
can install, sees both hard drives
Can you go into the BIOS setup screens and try changing the disk mode?
Yes, i can choose AHCI or IDE, but either one i choose , it's the same. It
Can you capture the boot log from the instller? If you press ctrl-alt-f2 you can
get to a shell where you can run the 'dmesg' command, but you will need to find
a way of collecting the output.
I have reported bug "455551: No harddrives seen when SATA DVD is in a higher
port than a HD.". You have an extremely similar setup to mine, with the same
result. I therefore believe my bug is a duplicate of yours, but I have a
workaround, and a theory as to the problem.
The fix would be to ensure that the SATA optical drive is plugged into SATA port
1, while the HD is plugged into a higher SATA port number (eg. SATA4). I hope
this helps you. If not, then the bug report I made is a different issue.
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