Installing on old systems with only PATA/IDE hard drives
jreiser at bitwagon.com
Mon May 13 04:50:45 UTC 2013
> Any tips
> on what I can do to make a proper report out of this would be most
> appreciated, or just let me know if installs to PATA/EIDE systems are
> just no longer supported.
I've got a i686 box with only PATA, and two root partitions of F19-Alpha-i386;
one via netinst+network, one via netinst+USB. (The box cannot boot via USB.)
Both roots have been "yum update" daily with updates-testing.
The anaconda installer keeps its log files in /tmp, and you should attach
those files to a bug report. 'scp' them to another system (the network
will be up if the installer gets that far). Or, copy to a USB stick
then move that USB stick to another system. Then file the bug report.
Change to console VT2 by typing <Ctrl><Alt><F2> where <F2> is Function key F2.
dmesg (or tail /tmp/syslog) to determine which /dev/sdX is the USB stick
mount /dev/sdX1 /stick
mkdir MMDDa # such as '0513a'; probably you're going to be doing this more than once
cp /tmp/* . # ignore the directories; you want the top-level files
Change back to installer graphics with <Ctrl><Alt><F7>.
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