Installing on old systems with only PATA/IDE hard drives

Basil Mohamed Gohar basilgohar at
Mon May 13 05:26:01 UTC 2013

On 05/13/2013 12:50 AM, John Reiser wrote:
>> 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
>     mkdir /stick
>     mount /dev/sdX1 /stick
>     cd /stick
>     mkdir MMDDa  # such as '0513a'; probably you're going to be doing this more than once
>     cd 0513a
>     cp /tmp/* .  # ignore the directories; you want the top-level files
>     sync
>     cd /tmp
>     umount /stick
> Change back to installer graphics with <Ctrl><Alt><F7>.
Thanks, John.  I'll try my best to follow these steps the next time I go
through the install, and see what I can get.  I'll put it all in a bug
report, most likely.

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