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Old 06-19-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy SATA still a problem in FC4? "loading sata_sil....disabling IRQ #11"

Hi all,

At the release of FC3 I attempted to install it on my dual-boot PC with two DiamondMax 9000 SATA drives. I got what seems to be a very common error:

loading sata_sil... disabling IRQ #11 (or very similar)

It seems to have been a common problem mentioned many times, for example:

I don't think I'm comfortable enough in building kernels etc, and like the example above, don't have a PATA drive to avoid the issue completely. So I stuck with FC2 (which installs flawlessly) in the hope that in FC4 the issue would be resolved.

Unfortunately have just tried to install FC4 this is still a problem.

Can anyone out there suggest a solution? Or am I going to be stuck at FC2 forever????


AMD Athlon XP 2600+
NF24-ALH: NVIDIA nForce2 DDR SOCKET A Motherboard
Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller card (PCI)
1 X Maxtor 6 Y080 M0 DiamondMax Plus 9 (80GB) with FC2
1 X Maxtor 6 Y120 M0 DiamondMax Plus 9 (120 GB) with WinXP + swap

Would appreciate any pointers at all that people could offer!



Last edited by jrbiochem; 06-19-2005 at 02:41 PM.
Old 06-24-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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I had the same problem

(even resolved to disabling all irq to no prevail)

Then I restored bios defaults and guess what, no more disable irq lockup
Old 06-25-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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In BIOS, try disabling the 'enhanced mode' for PATA drives. It is ok to set the 'enhanced' mode for SATA drives. There is very few info about it, I found it by trial and error. My motherboard is Asus P4P800


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