Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54428
Installer does not recognize hd's and gives dma timout error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installer starts up, it scans hard drives and tries to mount them, but
is not successful. It outputs the following error after trying +- 3 times
to mount them: ide_dmaproc: chipset supported ide_dma_timout func only: 14
GUI then starts, but when I hit "upgrade," I get an i/o error and a message
saying that there are no existing redhat partitions available to upgrade.
On soft reboot, system hangs after BIOS initialization and hard reboot is
necessary for computer to boot up again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from 7.1 floppy image distributed with ISO.
3. Observe error messages and get mad.
4. Throw computer out of window.
Actual Results: All throwing aside, ISO boots fine into the GUI, but gives
an error message when trying to upgrade from current installation.
Expected Results: Installer should have recognized HD's, booted into GUI,
and installed upgrade fine.
...old laptop system, P233MMX running 6.2.
Please try booting with 'ide=nodma' on the command line.
Older machines do not like when dma is enabled by the kernel.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.