Installing redhat to ata100 drive on a SIIG controller.
I've installed a SIIG Ultra ATA/133 controller and connected a new hard drive and existing ATAPI CD-ROM to it. There's nothing on the hard drive and I'm trying to install RedHat 7.2 on it.
I've retrieved the latest boot diskette, which will correctly probe the SIIG controller only if I tell it exactly where it is using the following boot prompt:
It probes the controller, sees the hard drive, has some odd trouble trying to repeatedly reset the ATAPI CD-ROM drive, loads the floppy controller, then says:
And stops there. I'm pretty sure it's hanging at this point.
If I tell it not to probe ide0 or omit that ide0=0xfcd8 parameter, it will not see the hard drive or cd-rom once the installer starts up.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get over the "Partition check" freeze?