SOLUTION how to SUSE and SiS5513 installation
I used to have the same problem with my Fujitsu Siemens ScaleoP
Motherboard : GA-8S649MF
During the installation of any of Linux distros, including the SUSE 10.0 DVD, after loading of the sis5513.ko module teh installations stoppped because the linux could no see neither CD/DVD (IDE) nor HDD (SATA) since then.
The reason was that the IDE controller SiS5513 has been implemented in next generations of chips, like SiS965 in my case.
There is no SiS5513 anymore but the SiS9XX series are being recognized as the SiS5513, though they are various chips in fact, so that the Linux kernel gets confused (you may find very detailed descriptions of this problem on various linux foras as well as on the SiS-producer webpages)as below:
* The original SiS5513 comes from a SiS5511/55112/5513 chipset. The original
* SiS5513 was also used in the SiS5596/5513 chipset. Thus if we see a SiS5511
* or SiS5596, we can assume we see the first MWDMA-16 capable SiS5513 chip.
* Later SiS chipsets integrated the 5513 functionality into the NorthBridge,
* starting with SiS5571 and up to SiS745. The PCI ID didn't change, though. We
* can figure out that we have a more modern and more capable 5513 by looking
* for the respective NorthBridge IDs.
* Even later (96x family) SiS chipsets use the MuTIOL link and place the 5513
* into the SouthBrige. Here we cannot rely on looking up the NorthBridge PCI
* ID, while the now ATA-133 capable 5513 still has the same PCI ID.
* Fortunately the 5513 can be 'unmasked' by fiddling with some config space
* bits, changing its device id to the true one - 5517 for 961 and 5518 for
The SUSE 10.0 is based on 2.6.13 kernel version, that does not support the SiS965 chip.
SOLUTION : I have downloaded the SUSE 10.04A distro based on 2.6.15 kernel version and it has installed with default options and no ploblems at all!
Some patches are available in Internet but these are practically useless when you cannot install Linux first.
None of Linux distros (I have tried Mandriva 2005, 2006, Ubuntu 5.1 and older, SUSE 9.3Pro, AUROX, SLAX and a few other) was able to install on my computer. Some "Live!" distros (launched from CD where no istallation on HDD is needed) did work but they were not able to see my HDD.
The new Linux kernel 2.6.15 is the sollution !!!!
(some 2.6.14 with patch applied may work too but how to introduce the patch to the kernel when Linux is not installed yet ?