Bug 73665 - IDE Controller not recognized
Summary: IDE Controller not recognized
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-09-08 06:17 UTC by kenneth_imboden
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 02:29:03 UTC
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Description kenneth_imboden 2002-09-08 06:17:10 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; AT&T CSM6.0; 

Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Buy an HP 752n PC
2. Install Red Hat Linux 7.3
3. Try to boot.

Actual Results:  ...
ide: Assuming 33Mhz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device f9 VID=8086, DID=24cb
PCI: Device 00:if.1 not available because of resource collisions PCI_IDE 
(ide_setup_pci_device:) could not enable device
hda: ST36002A, ATA DISK drive
hdc: CR-48XATE, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, 0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177, 0x376 on irq 15

Expected Results:  Usual boot, with the IDE controller recognized.

Additional info:

Based on my reading of the kernel source code and the data sheet for this IDE 
controller, I suspect that I simply need one more line in the table of IDE 
controllers recognized by the kernel.  I'm hoping for a boot time work-around 
to get the system up and running.  Otherwise, I'm seeking a plan of attack on 
how to get Linux patched/running on a machine that does not boot.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-09-08 09:16:22 UTC
if your bios is anywhere remotely sane then it should work regardless of not
knowing the PCI ID, just not with DMA. You can try to use "ide=nodma" on the
grub screen to see if that works... :(
Or a newer kernel from the rawhide directory of our ftp site; that one has the
ID added

Comment 2 kenneth_imboden 2002-09-09 00:49:44 UTC
I tried the ide=nodma option during the course of my e-mail discussions with 
Red Hat support, and again just now, but the boot still stalls at the same 

Thus I think I'd like to go the rawhide route.  Not to seem terribly obtuse 
about it, but when I look 
in /pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/rawhide/i386/images, I find an empty 
directory.  Is this the correct directory and therefore should I conclude that 
there are no prebuilt images available?  (I'm fairly new to the Linux world, 
and have yet to build a kernel, and am hoping to avoid doing so.)  Or is there 
a directory where I can find the prebuilt images?

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-09-09 08:38:57 UTC
You can get images from the beta "Null" thats' in the beta directory

Comment 4 kenneth_imboden 2002-09-14 04:51:50 UTC
I went the rawhide route, downloading from a mirror site:


I burned images to CD, and after doing a mediacheck on each CD, installed 
The boot proceeds further than before, but at a certain point crashes, causing 
the hardware to reboot and the screen to go blue before I can really get a 
good look at the last console message before the crash.  The best glance I 
could get was something still to do with the IDE, but I would not swear to 

Is there some way I can look at the previous boot's console log during boot 
time, such that I can give you more information?

Also, is this the right forum for reporting bugs in a beta version of the 

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2003-06-08 02:29:03 UTC
Supported in the current errata kernels

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