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Old 06-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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SATA vs. FC6


I have a motherboard which is not detecting SATA type drives for fedora6 and somehow I have to use fedora 6.

To make is work while installing I passed “all-generic-ide pci=nommconf” and it installed, I updated the same to the grub.conf. It installed perfectly but it’s not rebooting even though the grub menu shows “all-generic-ide pci-nommconf” parameters.

If I run a rescue disk and in the option prompt if I type “linux all-generis-ide rescue” it works and shows all partitions as hdg1 and hdg2. I checked and my fstab is also aligned to hdg1 and hdg2.
Every things looks fine but I don’t know why the option all-generic-ide is not working if given in grub/menu.

Note: I tried all other options too in grub like acpi=off, pci=bios, pci=nomsi, pci=direct, pci=nobios, noapci nolapci etc etc though if it is installed with just “all-generic-ide pci=nommconf” it should boot also.

Any ideas on this is welcome.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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The first idea is to not hi-jack dead threads.

The second idea is to not double-post.

The third idea is to use something recent. FC 6 has been out of support for years.



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Old 06-29-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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Older distros do not support SATA. There is probably a way to add a SATA driver, but I doubt it would by worth the trouble. As Tinkster suggests, use a more modern distro.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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If the installer manages to install the Linux into the hard disk then the hard drive must be recognised.

Later kernels have unified all Pata, Sata, SCSI and USB disks with the same name. It is possible that the old kernel in FC6 is doing something on its own.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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I don't have to run some application on fedora its like we have a legacy kernel code build around fedora6, so it too complex to port to other OS or newer version, we started facing this issue.

The issue is its installing with those "Advannce kernel params" but not booting if I am writing the same in grub.conf
 
Old 06-29-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
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install the old fedora 6 on a 5 year old IDE only computer.
 
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Or just install an IDE Drive in the computer you have.
 
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The OP has confirmed that it wasn't a matter of booting but more to do with playing around with the parameters at boot time.

I have installed my FC6 Sata disk before with a 2.6.18 kernel. Even Fedora Core 4 with a 2.6.11 kernel could see sata hard disks without a driver.
 
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Or use VirtualBox / VMPlayer ... but realistically: how
long do you think you're going to carry your FC6 based development
forth into future generations of hardware? Choosing a volatile
distro like Fedora (or the "normal" *buntus) as the standard
development platform seems a brain-dead decision to me, and the
sooner you migrate of it, the better.


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