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Re: Failed FC4 SATA Install



On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 02:09:31PM -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 04:08:48PM +0100, Jonathan Allen wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > I'm trying to do my first FC4 install on a SATA drive/machine.  All is not
> > going well.
> > 
> > I have been right through the installation several times, with various
> > combinations of automatic and manual disc partitioning schemes, but they
> > all seem to bomb out with the following logs:
> > 
> > F3:
> >    * moving (1) to step fixupconditionals
> >    * moving (1) to step checkdeps
> >    * moving (1) to step confirminstall
> > 
> > F4:
> >    <6>kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
> >    <4>EXT3-fs warning: mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is recommended
> >    <6>EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
> >    <6>EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
> >    <6>SELinux: initialised (dev hda1, type ext3), uses xattr
> >    <6>attempt to access beyond end of device
> >    <6>hda1: rw=0, want 524360, limit 208782
> >    <2>EXT3-fs error (device hda1): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode
> >       block inode=32769, block=65544
> >    <3>Aborting journal on device hda1
> >    <4>inode_doinit_with_dentry:  getxattr returned 5 for dev=hda1 ino=32769
> > 
> > Any clues as to what to try next ?
> > 
> > Jonathan
> > 
> In order to get FC4 to work on machines with SATA drives I had to go into
> the BIOS and change the SATA drive option. Now the bad news since I am
> not at the machines I do not remember which option I chose. It was not the
> default option and among the options it was not the combination option.
> In our BIOS it was the second option made up of two or three words where
> the last word was SATA. If I am at work tomorrow I can be more specific.
> In my case with every kernel I got a kernel panic because the initrd file
> could not be properly accessed.
I checked and the BIOS setting is different with different hardware
versions. We use Dells. The setting on Precisions is Raid - ATA but on
Optiplex it is Combination. So the suggestion is that the BIOS setting
makes a difference.
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Between the motion
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	 referring to system service dispatching.]
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Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
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