Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439398
F9 - Installer does not detect MacBook hardrive
Last modified: 2008-05-02 06:58:33 EDT
Description of problem:
The Fedora 9 installer does not detect the hard drive in the MacBook. I did a
install through F8 also and when booting the F9 kernel does not detect the hard
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 Beta
Get a MacBook and try to install
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert DVD
3. Try to install
Drive not detected
Drive to be detected
I also had the same issue when trying to compile the 2.6.25-rc5 kernel on F8.
It would compile file but upon a reboot it would not boot because it could not
detect the drive.
What kind of macbook? And what messages does the driver print when it loads?
It is a two month old Santa Rosa (MacBook 4,1). The messages all say that the
different partitions cannot be mounted, but I do not see any other errors. It
has something to do with the sata driver I think. I am here at your disposal to
This is still an issue with the FC9 Preview Release.
This problem is still present in the 2.6.25 kernel downloaded from kernel.org
You should be able to switch to console 2 using ctrl-alt-f2 and run the dmesg
command to see the entire kernel log. If you write that output to a USB stick
you can attach it to this bug report.
Created attachment 303636 [details]
dmesg dump from FC9 installer
Created attachment 303804 [details]
lspci -nvv dump from fc9 installer
Try adding "pci=nomsi" to the kernel boot options.
It look like this is a kernel bug related to SIDPR, we are currently testing
patches to resolve it
What are the odds of committing the patches from the kernel.org bugzilla to the
FC9 final kernel so that we can have a working installer for laptops using this
(In reply to comment #11)
> What are the odds of committing the patches from the kernel.org bugzilla to the
> FC9 final kernel so that we can have a working installer for laptops using this
The odds are good if we can get a final patch. This bug is on the blocker list
Excellent you guys are now officially my heroes :)
Also it looks like the guys at kernel.org are almost ready for an official patch too
There is a final patch on the kernel bugzilla page now and it is being committed
to the kernel. The bug is officially closed there.
Patch in 2.6.25-13