new user with fc8 problem onDell 530s

Mike mike.cloaked at
Tue Jul 8 20:03:33 UTC 2008

Peter Lovell <plovell <at>> writes:

> Various Linux distros won't boot, failing in various ways. After some
> coaxing, I have managed to get some working OK and thought this list-
> post might spark some suggestions.
> Fedora-8-i386-DVD.iso    will not boot. It starts but then hangs with
> the installer message "Loading ata_piix driver" on screen

I have the same machine - the way I got around this was to change the disk 
mode in the BIOS from IDE to RAID - this prevents the pre-existing MS OS booting
in dual boot mode - but then I was not interested in using Windows once F8
was running.

Would be interested to know if others had a better way to get working with
this specific machine.

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