Fedora Core 3 crashes when installing on several (Dell) SATA machines

Alfredo Ferrari list at pceet030.cern.ch
Tue Feb 1 15:37:13 UTC 2005


Fedora Core 3 is systematically crashing when installing on various
models of Dell Precision workstations (270, 470, 670), all featuring
the following SATA controller:

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)

The kernel gives a bunch of errors when loading the sata driver.
The bug has been already reported almost one month ago


but apparently nobody cares about. Needless to say it is a showstopper,
any valid suggestion for a workaround (for installing and later for the 

                  Alfredo Ferrari


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