Fedora 12 RC3 cannot install to SATA disk

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sun Nov 8 07:13:06 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-11-07 at 22:11 -0600, Jim Haynes wrote:
> Machine is HP d530 convertible tower with IDE drive on the primary
> IDE controller, CD ROM on the secondary IDE controller, SATA drive
> on the 0th SATA controller.
> I was able to install Fedora 10 on this machine - well I went as far
> as choosing a custom disk arrangement and it showed the SATA disk as
> sdb and I partitioned it and created file systems on it.
> In Fedora 11 this was broken, the disk sdb did not show up in the
> step where disk arrangement is to be chosen.  It showed only sda,
> the IDE drive.  I reported this at the time.
> In Fedora 12 RC3 the same situation exists.  After trying unsuccessfully
> to install, with only sda being shown in the disk configuration screen,
> I rebooted from CD with the rescue option so I could get a shell.

Can you try:

a) booting with kernel parameter 'nodmraid'
b) changing the drive controller-related options in your BIOS


Adam Williamson
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