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Bug 156663 - Can't install from SATA CD/DVD drive
Summary: Can't install from SATA CD/DVD drive
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
: 156669 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 181409
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-03 00:26 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:24 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0575
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-08-10 21:04:59 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0575 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4 2006-08-10 04:00:00 UTC

Description Need Real Name 2005-05-03 00:26:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
Hardware used is a Plextor PX716SA SATA DVD+RW drive. Installed in a Dell PowerEdge 400SC (Intel ICH5 SATA/IDE controller).

When booting from CD or DVD install media, installer requests the "appropriate driver". Selecting any driver in the list -- no driver in the list allows you to continue.

Attempted with RHEL4 Disc 1 and Fedora Core 3 DVD.

RHEL4/FC3 does not include SATA CD/DVD driver!

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RHEL4 or FC3 media in SATA CD/DVD drive
2. Watch installer prompt you for the correct driver to proceed

Actual Results:  Can't find driver to continue the installation from media in SATA CD/DVD drive.

Expected Results:  Anaconda should proceed with installation, continuing to read from the install media.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-03 02:02:50 UTC
We don't have kernel support for SATA ATAPI.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-03 02:28:32 UTC
*** Bug 156669 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Suzanne Hillman 2005-05-03 21:03:51 UTC
Internal RFE bug #156747 entered; will be considered for future releases.

Comment 4 Tariq Rahman 2005-06-20 16:19:05 UTC
This is also occurring for me while attempting a Fedora Core 4 dvd-based install
on an Athlon64 box + using the same SATA DVD drive.

Comment 5 Andrew J. Gristina 2005-07-29 22:14:51 UTC
also a problem for me on various current machines.

Current work around is install via PXE boot- this is obviously not an option for
all situations.

Comment 6 Jason Baron 2006-05-01 15:56:34 UTC
committed in stream U4 build 34.27. A test kernel with this patch is available

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-08-10 21:05:00 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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