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Re: ata and scsi modules in initrd



Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 02.12.2007 19:16, Leszek Matok wrote:
Dnia 2007-12-02, o godz. 18:09:58 Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>
napisaƂ(a):

* you try to boot F8 and it won't find the root filesystem, because the
module (ata_piix) with drives the chipsets storage controller in its
default mode is missing in the initrd -> trouble that a lot of our users
are unable to solve
Happened to me after a BIOS upgrade, as well, but come on, the website
specifically said something like "don't upgrade the BIOS yourself" and "don't
mess with the BIOS unless you're sure the upgrade will fix something".

Sure, but there are good reasons to update the BIOS now and then.

And it took me 15 seconds to switch to AHCI mode and boot Fedora again.

If you know about it. What do ordinary users do that don't know about
such things that got told by a "good" friend to update the BIOS?
When I've told my girl friend to press DEL to enter the BIOS in order to do a change (-> load safe defaults), the reply was "press what ?", followed by "what's a BIOS?"
And she is actively using a computer daily for several (6+) years.




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