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Hello, When I install Fedora core 5 in my PC (Intel core 2 duo, seagate st3200820as, MS-7235 V.1x motherboard.), I got the following messages: (1) disabling IRQ20 (2) searching ata_piix ...
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    Angry unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type


    Hello,
    When I install Fedora core 5 in my PC (Intel core 2 duo, seagate st3200820as, MS-7235 V.1x motherboard.), I got the following messages:
    (1) disabling IRQ20
    (2) searching ata_piix driver
    (3) Going to the installation page, but stopped after selecting CD-rom, and gives this messege "unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?"
    I try the drivers provided, but none of then works.
    What is the problem? Could you give some suggestions? Thank you very much!!

    Yours,

    Haibo

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    Hello haibo_brenden,
    Welcome to the forums.
    Reboot your computer with the FC5 CD's and when you get the boot screen enter this command:
    linux noprobe
    then try to re-install, if that doesn't work then post back here with any error messages.
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    Unable to find any devices of the type needed

    Dear MikeTbob,
    Thank you very much. I have tried that idea you suggested, but the result is the same. The error message is "unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?"
    Could you give some more suggestions? Thank you very much!

    Yours,
    Haibo

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    Go to the Intel website and try to find a bios update and/or a driver that works.
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    Hi,

    I faced same problem like unable to find any devices of the type needed for installation type while installing FC4.

    I got solution when i used the command

    linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

    Why don't you try with it?

    Might be you got the solution but i am posting it for new people like me.

    Thank you.

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    Very good graja, thanks for posting the answer to your problem, What type of Hard drive are you using, is it a SATA? Can you remember where you got the command to fix the problem?
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    Hi,

    Actually, i have installed FC4 in my desktop. But the problem is arising after the installation. I am facing now like "kernal panic-not syncing: attempted to kill init!"

    I got previous command from google only. When i was searching a soluction i saw this site and registered it.

    Can you help me for this problem.

    Thanks.

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    Hi,
    I am now facing "kernal panic-not syncing: attempted to kill init!"
    Can you help me for this problem.

    Thanks.
    On boot-up, when grub loads, press "e", and add this entry to the end of the first module line
    Code:
    all-generic-ide irqpoll
    then hit ENTER key and press "b" to boot your kernel.

    If that works, when your system finally starts up, log in as root &
    edit grub by issuing
    Code:
    vim /boot/grub/menu.lst
    and adding the entry above to the end of the first module's stanza.
    Exit by hitting ESC then ":wq" to save the settings.

    Finally reboot the machine by issuing
    Code:
    shutdown -r now
    PS: I haven't looked around to see other's implementations but this worked for me. Also, vim is easier to use than vi so you don't have to get the vim-full package.
    Good Hunting!

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    Hi Haibo,

    Did you get sorted on this? Am having the same problem.... "unable to find any devices..."

    somebody help.

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    Please start a new thread on your troubles, this thread is several years old and we usually lock threads older than six months to keep our content fresh.
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