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Re: Problem with Anaconda (Fedora) and Xcell 2000 mobo



Erick Martínez wrote:
> Hello. I've problems trying to install Fedora (7,8,9, and maybe
> realese 10, cause I almost finish the downloading) in an old cpu Intel
> Celeron Coppermine-128 600 Mhz with 396 MB RAM on a PCChips M748LMRT
> "XCell 200" MOBO.

Ouch! The memory will be a bit limited, and the processor a bit slow,
but that looks like it’s a SiS chipset on a PCChips motherboard. I had a
lot of problems with those.

> The problem in fact is, that Anacando doesn't
> recognize any hard drive. I found a post but can't open it
> (http://www.planetalinux.com.ar/forum/viewforum.php?f=26&st=0&sk=t&sd=d&start=400,
> http://www.planetalinux.com.ar/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2118). Any
> suggestions?

You may find http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9157 a more
useful link. Fedora (from 7 onwards, I believe) uses the new libata set
of drivers exclusively.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelCommonProblems may also be worth
reviewing for its treatment of kernel and module parameters.

I believe Fedora 10 has a lot of ATA drivers built-in, but it doesn’t
look like ata_generic is. It looks like on Fedora 10, you can append 
ata_generic.all_generic_ide=1
to the kernel boot line, and you’ll be more likely to detect the disk.

Do you need a more detailed walkthrough of where to set those
parameters? You’ll need to do it when booting the install media, and
then make sure grub picks it up – you might find it easier, to begin
with, simply to edit the grub command line each time you boot.

Hope this helps,

James.

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