Open-ended comment about F8 and above hardware issues

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sat Feb 23 00:57:09 UTC 2008

Michael W Cocke wrote:
> Just a passing comment - hopefully it will start a discussion and I'll
> learn something.  I have a pair of seriously hacked P4 systems (3 IDE
> controllers including the motherboard, all IDE controllers fully
> populated, 2 NICs, 3.6+ TB, 2 GB of ram).  I can install Fedora 7 on
> them and it works pretty well 'out of the box'.  Try to go to any
> higher version and the installer dies, or data is corrupted as it's
> written, or any number of other bad things.  
> What did they change that makes such a huge difference?  I know the
> hardware is weird and I'd understand if Fedora never worked, but it
> worked great - up to F8.
They changed the IDE drivers that are being used, and are treating 
all the drives as SCSI drives when you get above the hardware 
specific drivers.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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