cannot install fc7, fc6, or fc5 on new machine

ed at ed at
Mon Jul 30 15:05:49 UTC 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Vicki and Dave Stevenson wrote:

> Just wanted to report that fc7 64-bit is up and running now. I replaced the 
> ASUS M2A-VM HDMI motherboard (with ATI SB600 south bridge) with an ASUS 
> M2NPV-VM (NVIDIA nForce 430 south bridge), and the problem is gone. The two 
> motherboards are very similar in features and price, just different chipsets.
> Thanks again to everyone for your help.
> Dave

I also have the ASUS M2NPV-VM, only because it is the smallest motherboard 
that can support 8GB of RAM..... but not because the SATA (MCP51) is well 
supported. And in fact, I am writing this becase only moments ago I got 
the NCQ for the SATA working. This is my VMWare development box with no 
less then 20 virtual machines in various states of snapshot/suspension/ or 
just off. I have never been able to run more the 6 at the same time, which 
is frustrating since some of my demos require 8 to be running.

So here is the stats of my system, it may help you with your work:

ST3250820AS (NCQ)
Fedora Core 6
Patches from here, in this order:

I then had to edit the initial ramdisk to add swncq=1 to the line that
loads the sata_nv module. (look in the cpio command to open and re-create
the initial ramdisk)

Ok, what else.... The kernel modules for the NVIDIA video driver
(100.14.11) works great out of the box.

For VMware, use the update at:
I had v112 and it worked well, so I guess that v113 would do the same for 


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