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Hi, I need to install Fedora 3 (for some software compatibility). My machine is Dell E520 with Samsung SP2504c SATA HDD. (Chipset is Intel 82801 ICH8 family) The install DVD ...
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    Unhappy Fedora 3 install with SATA?


    Hi,
    I need to install Fedora 3 (for some software compatibility). My machine is Dell E520 with Samsung SP2504c SATA HDD. (Chipset is Intel 82801 ICH8 family)

    The install DVD cannot recognize my HDD. I selected preloaded device driver like "ata_piix, "ahci", or "sata_sil", but none of them let me pass that screen.

    I also tried to install FC 6 then compile 2.6.10 kernel with depmod check. But when boot with 2.6.10 kernel, /root mount fails -> SATA is not recognized

    My BIOS is dummy that I can only turn on and off SATA but cannot change its mode of operation.

    Help!

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    Have you tried updating your bios?
    Have you tried passing any options to the kernel on bootup?
    boot: linux expert noprobe noacpi
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    Hi Mike,
    I did not update the BIOS. My current BIOS is the latest one available already. Unfortunately, it does not allow you to switch between PATA and SATA mode.

    I tried your "linux expert noprobe noacpi" command and it freeze my install DVD. Most likely because the DVD drive is also SATA.

    I also installed FC3 on that SATA disk from a another machine then plugged back the SATA disk to this machine. When it boot up, here is the error:
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    Red Hat nas version 5.1.19.0.2 starting
    input.c: calling hotplug without a hotpluc agent defined
    mount: could not find fielsystem "/dev/root"
    setuproot: moving /dev failed: no such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /proc: no such file or directory
    setuproot: errot mounting /sys: no such file or directory
    switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory kernel panic: - not syncing: attempted to kill init

    Do you have another suggestion?

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    Fedora 3 is kinda old, is there any way to upgrade to FC6? It has a lot more drivers and support for newer hardware.
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