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Old 08-09-2005, 03:43 AM   #1
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Silicon Image 3112A SATA Raid on Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

Well I have searched google, these forums,'s forums and haven't found any solution, but many old posts stating this has been an issue. I recently downloaded Fedora Core 4, this is my first go at Fedora, or any Red Hat related linux, I've been running Slackware for a while now, but I wasn't using my SATA raid.

Anyway, I have a SATA RAID Silicon Image 3112A on-board (fakeraid) controller, that locks up the install when it tries to load the drivers. Here is the exact problem I have.

The installer starts and tries to load the sata drivers:

Loading sata_sil driver Disabling IRQ #11

It says the above and hangs. Anybody know where I can go with this. I have only SATA drives in this system now, they are striped, and half of the total stripe is dedicated to linux, while the other half is for windows.
Old 08-19-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Same motherboard, same question

I have the same motherboard and a very similar question. I have an ATA drive installed with Fedora Core 4. (Which I'm using to post this question.) Hanging off the SATA controller is a Maxtor 200 GB drive that has Windows XP Pro installed on it.

Is there something that I'm missing on getting FC4 to see the SATA drive?

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Old 09-16-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Hi all,

i have similar hardware (sata silicon image 3112a on a abit NF7-S), i maybe a clue for you.
I had the same problem with modprobe sata_sil (disabling irq #11),
I found a solution whith the activation of all IO_APIC features in kernel (2.6.13 work OK with that).

hope this help
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Was this solved


Having same problem with Fedora 4, siL 3112A SATARaid Bios Version 4.2.47. New install. Failing and hanging on installing at driver install.

Did anyone solve this problem



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