View Full Version : FC9-Preview on MacBook SantaRosa
23rd April 2008, 08:00 PM
I currently have FC8 64bit on my MacBook with no problems, but I cannot load FC 9 since it will not detect my SATA controller. I have tried Alpha/Beta/Preview without any luck. Any suggestions?
Bugzilla - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439398
23rd April 2008, 08:29 PM
Have you checked your bios settings to see what options are enabled for you hard drive? Some options will make the use of the drive impossible. Some of the commons ones are the ones that state they are dependant on the OS supporting the feature.
23rd April 2008, 09:35 PM
The MacBook is EFI, no BIOS :) and it currently is working on FC8
23rd April 2008, 10:39 PM
I should mention that I am pretty sure this is a bug with the new kernel since I have the same issues when I compile the kernel from source.
26th April 2008, 12:09 AM
Just adding a me too. Was going into install today, but this ****ed it.
27th April 2008, 11:53 AM
There's some test patches now, and a work around nobody has tried.
27th April 2008, 08:20 PM
I'm trying that patch now, but for others having this problem I've heard a workaround is to blacklist ata_piix (boot up, hit <tab> at the boot menu and add "blacklist=ata_piix" to the argument list and then <enter> to boot), then manually load it ("modprobe ata_piix") once the ahci module has been has loaded.
27th April 2008, 08:34 PM
I tried it and it worked perfect
27th April 2008, 11:53 PM
Can that work around work for the installer? How do I manually load stuff in the installer?
28th April 2008, 01:46 AM
The only way it will work is by patching the installers kernel
29th April 2008, 07:32 PM
On another note if you have trouble with your LCDs back light turning off try setting the Power Management to always display and icon in the tray.
30th April 2008, 05:26 PM
It looks like a patch for the SATA controller will make it into FC9 final
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