Description of problem:
Kernel hangs with timeout while trying to load SATA then continues past it and
says: "booting has failed" (MSI k9a platinum motherboard, AMD Athlon 64_X2 CPU.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer with fedora x86_64 version installed update to kernel
220.127.116.11-12 via yum.
2. Remove the quiet option from the kernel at boot
3. Tell grub to boot the kernel
Hello. I updated to the latest kernel with the package updater (18.104.22.168-12) and
am getting the following on boot:
ata2: Sata link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
ata 200: failed to identify (io error, err_mask=0x4)
ata2: failed to recover some devices retrying in 5 secs
later after kernel moves past error... "booting has failed"
My motherboard is an MSI k9a platinum. It has 4 sata connections. The bios is
set on native IDE mode which didn't work. If I change it to legacy IDE mode, it
works fine. AHCI mode doesn't work either. Windows usually keeps rebooting if I
change this setting (at least it has in the past). The computer posts fine if
you save changes and exit from the bios, but when you boot into fedora, restart
it then it won't post, it says "4th ide master error press F1 to resume", I hit
F1 and I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor (No grub menu). In other
words the computer won't post in legacy IDE, I need native IDE to work.
Could someone please tell me how to fix this if it is a bug?
Kernel to load sata in native ide
I typed all of this by hand so bare with me if I made a mistake.
I saw a similar bug that (I believe said err_mask0x104).
This also affected kernel 22.214.171.124-34
There appears to be an issue with my motherboard if I set it to legacy IDE then
bootup the os shutdown the os and reboot. --JZ
I am marking this bug urgent, because the system won't boot at all.
Every kernel after 126.96.36.199-137.fc8 (The one I am using) has not been able to
boot on my computer (Including 188.8.131.52-64). I certainly hope this does not mean
that fedora 9 will not boot at all on my computer when it comes out on the 29th.
I have. <Hardisk info> Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM
16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
I got the kernel to boot on my computer with pci=nomsi option enabled. With
pci=nomsi pci=nommconf enabled caused the system to boot okay, but while it was
loading something (I forget what it was, it hung) I reset it and that is when I
tried just the pci=nomsi option. I am glad it works now (Thanks to bug
#:249469)! I can't wait to see what fedora 9 is going to be like. I am not sure
what to assign this bug to (resolved or notabug?). It is still a bug even though
it has a workaround. btw, I have a compaq presario v2000 (fedora 8 i386) laptop
with no floppy drive in it. In order to make it install fedora 8, I had to use
the option floppy.allowed_drive_mask=0 clocksource=acpi_pm so that it would
continue past the /sbin/loader part. Even when I used the rescue cd to fix
another issue (the bug that talks about a blank screen with "grub": fix
reinstall grub) I had to use the floppy.allowed_drive_mask=0 clocksource=acpi_pm
option. I really think (if they haven't already should be fixed.
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