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Old 11-01-2003, 04:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy SuSe Linux: hde: attached IDE disk driver freeze


When I enter the standard installation mode, then press F2 to see the flow of text describing what SuSe is reading, it stops and freezes on hde: attached IDE disk driver line and never moves. I have to hit the reset button to get out. I've tried the safe settings mode as well as manual mode, but it does the same on every one of them. I have (2) Seagate Barracude AT380013AS Serial ATA 80GB Hard drive as well as a Sony DVD-ROM and a Samsung CD-RW on the IDE controller which is integrated into my ASUS P4C800-E Motherboard. Any idea why it would do this and what can I do to get passed it and on with the installation?

Thx.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:53 AM   #2
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Bad news you will not be able to install suse 9.0 directly to sata on the intel ich5R. If you take the sata disks off , you will see that there is no more stalling....
If you find a workaround let us know
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:53 AM   #3
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Probably will just the get old 13gb harddrive out of the closet and plug it in and use it for the linux drive since it is Parallel ATA. We will see if that works, I don't know of a way to fix it trying to get the SATA drive to work... Oh well.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:33 AM   #4
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Well I fixed it, I just went into the bios and changed the IDE mode to Compatibility instead of Enhanced mode and I've got SuSe 9.0 installed and working now. Only problem I have now is that I can't get the PPP module installed correctly. Using YaSt2 I installed the module, and it is reciding in the /etc/ folder. But when I click Kinternet to connect, the log file says it can't find the PPP module and when I type PPP into the Konsole, it says the kernel doesn't have PPP support... Do I need to recompile the kernel with the PPP module and if so how do I do that? Thx
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:08 PM   #5
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Do an lsmod to find out what modules you have loaded and then load the relevant module you want with modprobe. No need to re-compile the kernel with the pppoe module in it, when you can load it on its own and you do not need itf for the bootup process. Read the SuSE documentation to enable a module to load automatically when booting, instead of doing it manually

You do not make it clear in your posting-did you install suse 9.0 on the sata disk just by doing the BIOS compatibility thing? and where is the sata drive installed, on the ICh5R or on the promise controller?

Kind Regards,


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Old 11-02-2003, 05:09 PM   #6
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thx. It was hanging up on the above line of text so I went into the BIOS cuz it seemed to me that the IDE config could be different for windows than other OSes, and so I found the IDE mode on Enhanced which is for Serial ATA. I changed it over to Compatibility Mode and it didn't hang up and went on to YaSt2 and I got it installed on its own partition on the same drive as XP, so it installed fine on the SATA after doing that mode switch. I believe it is installed on the ICh5r because I was trying to stripe RAID it in Windows with the promise controller and that didn't work so I changed over to ICH5R and forwent RAIDing it with the other SATA I have.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:07 PM   #7
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Can you try reverting it to enhanced now that you have installed Linux?
I am not sure whether the compatibility mode means less performance...
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:17 AM   #8
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My Windows XP OS has taken over the MBR so ever time I want to get into Linux I have the go to the installation and click boot installed OS in YAST. I can't get Grub or Lilo to load on startup to have the option of Windows or Suse boot up... :S So I can't test to see if it will load properly since I'm still having to go through the install sequence to get it loaded...
 
Old 12-15-2003, 03:07 PM   #9
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Hi,
Sorry to resurect an old topic.... I am having the same problem... freeze on
hda: Attached IDE disk driver, whenever i try to install any dist.

My hard disk however is NOT S-ATA.

My motherboard is an MSI Neo2 Intel 865E board, using ICH5.

I have tried everything i can think of in the bios (which is not very good) to the point of the system not even recognising my drive.

In the bios, for "on chip ide config" there are the following options

On chip ATA(s) : Native mode
ATA Config: P-ATA Only
S-ATA Keep Enabled: No
P-ATA Keep Enabled: No
P-ATA Channel Selection: Both
P-ATA Channel Selection: Both
Combined Operation mode: P-ATA First Channel
S-ATA Ports definition: P0-1st./P1-2nd

One strange thing, is that the Knoppix live cd, which i tried as a last resort boots fine.

I have tried all the linux failsafe, linux pci=biosirq, etc params, but it doesnt work..

Please, if anyone has any suggestions i would really appreciate it... it is really getting my down
 
Old 12-15-2003, 03:43 PM   #10
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Wow - i have been trying to fix this for ages, and posting that last thing made me think of something... anyway, i can now get past that message

Unfortunately there is another problem....

SuSE 9 after saying "loading kernel 100%" the screen turns black, and nothing happens the red hat one can get past the initial bit, and start anaconda, but then it freezes on a white screen with a mouse, and the FDD light on :S any suggestions?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:38 AM   #11
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Originally posted by Kefka_DArden
Well I fixed it, I just went into the bios and changed the IDE mode to Compatibility instead of Enhanced mode and I've got SuSe 9.0 installed and working now. [...]
One question: have you been able to go back to Enhanced mode after you finished your installation?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:37 PM   #12
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Unhappy Negative

That is a negative. I always have to go to compatibility mode to get into Linux. If I don't then I get a Panic line on the loading script that Linux can't mount the root drive... If I find a fix I'll post it.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 12:23 AM   #13
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I tried your fix over the weekend and it worked (I had to do some serious BIOS juggling though)! I was even able to go back into enhanced mode. However, the BIOS then decided to reassign my drive to another IDE "id": during installation it was first IDE master, in enhanced mode it is fourth. Consequently it was /dev/hda during installation is is /dev/hde now. This is the reason for the kernel panic. Try booting with root=/dev/hd<x><y>, where x has to correspond to the IDE id probed by your BIOS and <y> is the number of your root partition.

Booting like this for the first time will not work 100%: the swap partition etc won't be found. You'll get a login prompt though. You'll then have to edit /etc/fstab and the bootloader files. Everything should be fine after that.

Last edited by lauer; 01-13-2004 at 12:22 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 12:45 PM   #14
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After alot of problems (not just ide related i dont think) i have Red Hat 8 working

I changed the bios to legacy and it works fine - seeing as i dont have sata, i dont need native anyway.

Unfortunately it would appear that more recent versions of linux have an experimental Radeon 9800pro driver in them, which causes the computer to lock when it tries to start the x server - RH8 doesnt have this problem, and i now have it running fine

The only problems are it doesnt like my Audigy 2 (i know that is a known problem) and also, the colours are a little screwed - while the xserver is running, black text isnt black, you can see it is made up of red green and blue channels, as at the edges these colours appear!

I have also tried installing the ATi driver without success, so i have now accepted i am not going to have any nice graphics in linux

Apart from that is is working well

Thanks for all the suggestions
 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:34 PM   #15
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Yep

Yeah, I built this PC to be have all the l33t new hardware. i.e. ATi 9800 Pro, Audigy 2, SATA, etc. Getting alot of problems with trying to get 3d acceleration for graphics and games, haven't tried yet but I probably can't get Sound to be 6.1 like I have normally under Windows. SATA is fine other than that Mode problem that I will check on it a bit to see if that fix works change of partition location.

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