Description of problem:
Installer fails to find SATA hard disks
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot RHEL6.0-20100414 DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot RHEL6.0-20100414 DVD
Installer complains that no storage devices are found
Installer finding disks
Workstation is a dual Opteron (252) system with an nVidia based CK804
The machine has 2 WDC WD740GD SATA disks using the on board CK804 SATA controllers. The sata_nv module is loaded.
The machine currently has CentOS 5 installed and the disks work fine.
Can you attach /tmp/storage.log and /tmp/syslog to this bug report? Depending on what those say, we may also need the output of "udevadm info --export-db", which is easily accessible on tty2 via ^Rudev.
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I couldn't get the ethernet controller to work, so had to resort to using a floppy disk to get the logs (hence the fd0 errors in syslog while trying to find a working floppy disk!)
Looking at the syslog, the kernel simply is not seeing your harddisk at all, moving this over to the kernel.
I've just tried to install Fedora 12 on this hardware - and get the same issue.
Also, I am unable to set up the NICs manually (via tty2) in the installer with both Fedora 12 and RHEL 6.0 - see the forcedeth messages in the syslog attached earlier, so I guess it is some issue with the kernel and the CK804 chipset ???
(In reply to comment #7)
> I've just tried to install Fedora 12 on this hardware - and get the same issue.
> Also, I am unable to set up the NICs manually (via tty2) in the installer with
> both Fedora 12 and RHEL 6.0 - see the forcedeth messages in the syslog attached
> earlier, so I guess it is some issue with the kernel and the CK804 chipset ???
Likely try adding some of the usual kernel cmdline options like pci=nomsi and acpi=off and noioapic.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Likely try adding some of the usual kernel cmdline options like pci=nomsi and
> acpi=off and noioapic.
These make no difference ... either individually or all of them
I've no clue then I hope the kernel team can help you with further debugging this.
I've installed the latest BIOS for this hardware - and now the installer works fine and finds the disks (and NIC)
I'm not sure if it was the new BIOS, or the fact that installing a new BIOS resets the BIOS settings that fixed the issue.
Anyway, I have now installed RHEL6 beta1 on this machine - so I guess this can be closed
Thanks for the update.