Core Duo and Linux - Install fails

Clive Messer clive at
Tue Sep 26 14:51:53 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 26 September 2006 15:36, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> FC6T3 x86_64 install gets stuck at "Loading ata_piix driver".
> None of the Linux distros I've tried can find the CDROM.
> System is a Core Duo MSI P965 Neo with an IDE Lite-on optical drive.
> Windows XP installs normally, as do both 32 and 64 bit Vista RC1.
> --
> Chuck Forsberg    caf at   503-614-0430
> Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
>   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
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I needed to use all-generic-ide on the boot props to get the CDROM recognised 
prior to 2.6.18 kernel with an Asus P5B i386 install. Does the MSI also use 
the JMicron IDE controller?


Clive Messer <clive at>

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