|Summary:||Live CD won't boot on HP Pavilion ZE4201 (Fedora 7 Test 4)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Bojan Smojver <bojan>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||casualprogrammer, mattdm, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-05-26 11:43:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Bojan Smojver 2007-03-04 20:11:29 UTC
Description of problem: Live CD won't boot and it eventually displays "Cannot find root file system!", which is preceded by a whole bunch of libata errors. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): The one from F7T2. How reproducible: Always. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Attempt to boot Live CD on HP ZE4201 Actual results: Boot fails. Expected results: Should work. Additional info: I will attach a screen shot of failure and lspci output from FC6.
Comment 1 Bojan Smojver 2007-03-04 20:15:48 UTC
Created attachment 149223 [details] Output of lspci -vv
Comment 2 Bojan Smojver 2007-03-04 20:18:08 UTC
Created attachment 149224 [details] Screen shot of failure
Comment 3 Bojan Smojver 2007-03-30 06:33:21 UTC
Comment 4 Bojan Smojver 2007-03-30 06:34:53 UTC
Created attachment 151256 [details] Just before failure with F7T3
Comment 5 Bojan Smojver 2007-03-30 06:35:44 UTC
Created attachment 151257 [details] Final failure on F7T3
Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2007-04-10 16:02:56 UTC
Bulk message: Fedora 7 test bugs should be filed against "devel", not against test1/2/3. This isn't obvious, I know. Moving this report so it isn't lost.
Comment 7 Bojan Smojver 2007-04-26 22:58:43 UTC
Ditto Fedora 7 Test 4 Live CD.
Comment 8 Bojan Smojver 2007-04-27 00:29:12 UTC
BTW, is there an "official" workaround for these old systems that cannot boot with libata?
Comment 9 Will Woods 2007-04-30 19:26:11 UTC
I guess the optical drive is attached to the ALi IDE interface? That's the only disk interface I see: (00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4) (prog-if fa)) Do the startup messages mention which PATA module gets loaded?
Comment 10 Bojan Smojver 2007-04-30 23:36:51 UTC
I would think so. But I'll boot this up today again and I'll pay attention to what gets loaded.
Comment 11 Bojan Smojver 2007-05-01 01:20:58 UTC
It says pata_ali. It also says "configured for MWDMA2". Later it attempts to drop that to MWDMA1:PIO4 but without any luck. It sort of goes through a lot of cycles where it resets the port and tries again, before finally giving up. Loaded modules are: ata_generic sd_mod pata_ali libata scsi_mod ohci_mod
Comment 12 Bojan Smojver 2007-05-07 05:19:32 UTC
I see this entry in the kernel 1.3141.fc7 build: * Fri May 04 2007 Dave Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Disable ATAPI DMA on ALI chipsets. That sounds promising :-) Now, where do I get myself a Live CD of Rawhide to try this out?
Comment 13 Bojan Smojver 2007-05-24 01:31:12 UTC
I'm having a feeling this has been fixed with Rawhide circa 21 May 2007. Here is what I did: - downloaded and burnt boot.iso - booted that, pata_ali loaded - picked HTTP install - got stage 2 image, which started anaconda - went to VT 2 shell and mounted the CD-ROM So, if I was able to mount the CD-ROM, pata_ali must be working OK now, right?
Comment 14 Jeremy Katz 2007-05-24 15:28:13 UTC
I think that kernel should be in the rawhide-20070517 live images. A new set should be going up today if things go as planned. But Bojan's comments make me feel pretty comfortable, so marking MODIFIED
Comment 15 Bojan Smojver 2007-05-26 11:43:41 UTC
F7 Live RC2 is good! Thanks!
Comment 16 Casual J. Programmer 2007-05-28 07:46:35 UTC
This happens on a Sony Vaio PCG-SRX51P with Fedora 7 rc2 live CD. There seems to be no Firewire driver available in the loaded kernel. The only way to boot from CD/DVD with this notebook is an external drive connected via Firewire.