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Bug 433601 - Fedora 8 instalation sees no drives on Intel ICH9R
Summary: Fedora 8 instalation sees no drives on Intel ICH9R
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-20 09:37 UTC by marijana
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:01 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:01:52 UTC

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Description marijana 2008-02-20 09:37:23 UTC
Description of problem:
Motherboard: ABIT IX38QuadGT
SATA Chipset: Intel ICH9R
Drive1: SEAGATE Barracuda 320 GB, serial ATA-II
Drive2: WD Raptor 150G, sata 
2 DVD drives; one ide and one sata

During installation proces, when arriving to the point to choose drive to 
install on it, there are no drives available to select. If i start 
installation from sata DVD, on the begining it prompts me to insert DVDmedia, 
when i put DVD media into ide DVD, it continues to the point described above 
(doesn't see any hard drives)

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

How reproducible:
Start instalation proces from DVD on the system same as described above

Steps to Reproduce:
1.just start the instalation
Actual results:
can't install, sees no hard drive in the system

Expected results:
can install, sees both hard drives
Additional info:

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-02-25 22:37:25 UTC
Can you go into the BIOS setup screens and try changing the disk mode?

Comment 2 marijana 2008-02-26 07:19:45 UTC
Yes, i can choose AHCI or IDE, but either one i choose , it's the same. It 
sees nothing.

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-03-01 00:06:32 UTC
Can you capture the boot log from the instller? If you press ctrl-alt-f2 you can
get to a shell where you can run the 'dmesg' command, but you will need to find
a way of collecting the output.

Comment 4 tim lockname 2008-07-16 05:12:44 UTC
I have reported bug "455551: No harddrives seen when SATA DVD is in a higher
port than a HD.". You have an extremely similar setup to mine, with the same
result. I therefore believe my bug is a duplicate of yours, but I have a
workaround, and a theory as to the problem.

The fix would be to ensure that the SATA optical drive is plugged into SATA port
1, while the HD is plugged into a higher SATA port number (eg. SATA4). I hope
this helps you. If not, then the bug report I made is a different issue.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:52:56 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:01:52 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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