Well friends ... I think the issue is resolved (RHEL 4 on SATA2).
Few days back I purchased AMD 4600+ (64 Bit Dual Core) With ASUS Main Board having 250GB SATA 2
HDD. When I tried to install RHEL 4, it was unable to locate the hard drive and gave an error.
Then I used command "linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic"
and after this the installation went on very smoothly.
But after rebooting I got the following error.
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
switchroot: mount failed: 22
umount / initrd/dev failed:2
kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!.
NOW HERE IS THE SOLUTION--
1> Use command "linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic" for installation.
2> After completion of the installation reboot your system in "linux rescue" mode using linux bootable disk.
For that give command "linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic rescue" to boot in rescue mode.
3> Then "edit grub.conf" file using command "vi /etc/grub.conf"
4> Then locate the line "kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-648.EL ro root=/dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quite"
Now we have to modify this line a bit which is as follows:-
"kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-648.EL ro root=/dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00 all-generic-ide noapic nolapic rhgb quite"
5> Reboot your system.
and thats it, it should work.
Please try this and let me know your feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org