Hi all. I've already posted a note that with this HDD the Fedora 8 iso DVD cannot install F8 on my computer. That's a Compaq Presario with Pentium 4, 512 Mb RAM. The installation freezes at "loading ata_piix driver". If I take away that drive, and either connect no secondary HDD or a Maxtor 6L200P0, it works.
Now I have tried with the F8 Live CD. That also fails as long as the Seagate disk is connected.
Here's some quotes from the boot-up screen:
ata2.01: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
Warning! cannot find root file system
The Seagate at this time was connected as Secondary Slave.
This disk works fine for XP, but for some reason totally sabotages Fedora. Has anyone a plausible explanation for this? I only bought the damned disk so I could dual boot Fedora