On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, kevin wrote:
> I removed the bttv card, included acpi=off noapic, no luck. I tried
> installing fedora core 2, which I have used on this machine before,
> the install froze at the formatting stage.
FC2 is what i use. However... you'll end up using the siimage IDE
driver rather than the sata_sil libata driver, unless you recompile
the FC2 kernel and either leave siimage out or build it as module.
I've no idea how reliable siimage is, as I was intent on using
sata_sil, but a very quick experiment using hdparm with siimage
managed to cause grief (system hang iirc), so that's one bit of
evidence to suggest siimage isnt..
> across the screen again. I don't understand why it worked and then
> threw the error on reboot?? Also the disk performance is terrible
> (hdparm results are 380M/S and 2M/S) hdparm -d1 brings this up to
> 380 and 38 but it quickly seems to turn the DMA back off again and
> drops back to the old values.
grep kernel /var/log/messages - any sata/ide/sdX errors in there?
what kind of disk? Is it one of the blacklisted disks?
> The hardware seems fine as the Win98 partition loads and runs great
> and I ran it for a few hours to make sure.
>> Any ideas appreciated.
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