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Bug 228105 - Can not boot on system that requires pata_via
Summary: Can not boot on system that requires pata_via
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On: 218444
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-09 23:40 UTC by Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account)
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-02 13:20:57 UTC

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Description Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-02-09 23:40:58 UTC
Description of problem:

Can not boot on system that requires pata_via.

It complains about missing /dev/root, drops me into an emergency shell, asking
for manual link creation. However, /dev does not contain the CD device.

This is probably related to bug 220470 and/or bug 218444.

The particular system requires the pata_via kernel module in order to access the
CD drive, which is not contained in the livecd-initramfs.img. Actually I don't
see any pata modules listed.

Should the LiveCD include more device driver kernel modules, in order to allow
booting from as many systems as possible?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 Test 1 LiveCD 2007-02-01

Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2007-03-02 13:20:57 UTC
Whatever has caused the problem in test 1...

The Test 2 Live CD boots fine on my system.


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-03-02 17:41:20 UTC
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on

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