FC2 X86 Installation Failing

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Thu Jun 17 18:43:31 UTC 2004

>>>>> "JS" == Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> writes:

JS> My efforts to install the released FC2 for X86_64 on a dual
JS> Opteron system with a Tyan K8S Pro 2882 board are failing. I'm
JS> using a SATA drive connected via the on board SIL 3114
JS> controller. It's the only hd on that controller.

I can't help much other than to say that I'm running FC2 on an
essentially identical setup (Tyan S2882 board, 4GB RAM, dual Opteron
248 CPUs) but using a cheap parallel IDE drive (40GB WD400JB) and
everything works perfectly.

SATA support is a bit of a moving target.  It is possible that the
current errata kernels support the controller while the boot kernels
(being a couple of months older) don't.  If I were in your situation
and I had to get the machine running now, I would stick in a plain IDE
drive.  You can always try to access the SATA controller after you've
installed and updated the kernel.

 - J<

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