Dual Boot XP/FC2 Install Problem

Richard Heldmann rheldmann at patmedia.net
Tue Aug 31 23:36:18 UTC 2004

I am trying to install FC2 on a Dell Dimension 8300, with a Seagate Model ST3120026AS SATA 120Gb hard drive.  The controller is an Intel 82801ED Ultra ATA Storage Controller.  I have repartioned the drive with Partition Magic and formatted the last 20Gb as ext2.  There are no errors on either partition and the machine boots into XP normally.  Upon starting the installation with the known geometry,

boot: linux hda=14589,255,63

I get the following error message:
hda: IRQ probe failed
hda: no response
hda:non-IDE drive, CHS=14589,255,63
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda Invalid Geometry: 255 Physical heads?
ide-default: hda: Failed to register the driver with ide.c
Kernel panic: ide: default attach failed.

The machine is of course locked up.  
Help appreciated.
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