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Re: Fedora 8 64-bit Athlon Install- Can't find CD/DVD Drives?



On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 16:57 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:

> If your CD/DVD is on a SATA controller (yes, it happens), then you may
> have to load the specific driver for your card.
> 
> > I've also tried to run some of the Fedora 8 live dvd's (they work on my
> > laptops). But after starting to run and unpack things, it drops out into
> > a bash shell prompt saying it can't find the root filesystem.
> > 
> > If I were to try to install from a USB hard drive, should I just copy
> > the DVD contents to a folder on the hard drive or leave it as an iso
> > image?
> 
> Create a VFAT filesystem on the hard drive and leave the F8 stuff as an
> ISO image in that filesystem.
> 
> > Any suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated.
> 
> Can you be a bit more specific on exactly how your system is set up? 
> What motherboard are you using?  What kind of interface does your CD/DVD
> drive use?  What hard disk controller is it?  That sort of thing.  On
> one of my Opterons (partial output of "lspci -v"):
> 
> 
> 00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1) (prog-if 8a
> [Master SecP PriP])
>         Subsystem: Unknown device f458:b000
>         Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
>         [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
> [disabled] [size=8]
>         [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable)
> [disabled] [size=1]
>         [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
> [disabled] [size=8]
>         [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable)
> [disabled] [size=1]
>         I/O ports at f000 [size=16]
>         Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
>         Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
>         Kernel modules: pata_amd, ata_generic
> 
> 00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller
> (rev a1) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
>         Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Unknown device b002
>         Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
>         I/O ports at 09f0 [size=8]
>         I/O ports at 0bf0 [size=4]
>         I/O ports at 0970 [size=8]
>         I/O ports at 0b70 [size=4]
>         I/O ports at d800 [size=16]
>         Memory at f5107000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
>         Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
>         Capabilities: [b0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+
> Queue=0/2 Enable-
>         Capabilities: [cc] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
>         Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
>         Kernel modules: sata_nv, ata_generic
> 
> 00:0f.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller
> (rev a1) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
>         Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Unknown device b002
>         Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
>         I/O ports at 09e0 [size=8]
>         I/O ports at 0be0 [size=4]
>         I/O ports at 0960 [size=8]
>         I/O ports at 0b60 [size=4]
>         I/O ports at c400 [size=16]
>         Memory at f5106000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
>         Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
>         Capabilities: [b0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+
> Queue=0/2 Enable-
>         Capabilities: [cc] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
>         Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
>         Kernel modules: sata_nv, ata_generic
> 
> Now granted, both the hard drive and the CD/DVD are on the IDE interface
> (this is a labrat machine...I don't need SATA speeds), but it installed
> with no problem.
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Here is some output from /sbin/lspci -v:

00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
(prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-7VAX Mainboard
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
        [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
        I/O ports at a800 [size=16]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M (K8 Triton series) that takes
a 64-bit Athlon cpu. There is an ide DVD/CD burner drive and an ide hard
drive.

What else do you need to know?

Rick B.


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