Optiplex 745: Fedora Core 6 i686 install and problems.

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 12:58:55 CST 2006

On 12/18/06, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/15/06, Velenik Yvan <Yvan.Velenik at math.unige.ch> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have tried Mandriva 2007, kubuntu, and Suse 10.2 on an Optiplex 745
> > (and kept Mandriva in the end). I never suffered the boot problem you
> > describe, so this might be a FC6 issue ; did you try another
> > distribution just to check ?
> I tried an older OS boot cdrom (SuSE 10.1?) and didnt see it, but the
> newer kernel did so I am guessing that it is something the kernel is
> seeing now that older ones didnt. It is also probably a BIOS setting
> on the SATA controller I need to play with.

Ok the issue is that the Optiplex 745 comes with a SATA DVD recorder
and the kernel is noisy in trying to treat it at first like a SATA

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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