Installing Fedora Core 12 on a system with a IT8212 SATA Controller
On 03/01/2010 02:13 AM, Iain Davis wrote:
> I have a machine whose only hard drive is a SATA 160GB (Western
> Digital). The SATA controller is an ITE IT8212 (a raid controller, but
> I'm not using that feature).
> The OS on the machine is Windows XP, but I'll be wiping that out and
> replacing it with Fedora 12 Core. However, when I boot from the Fedora
> 12 DVD and run the installer, I reach the point where you select the
> language, U.S. English, click next and it pops up a micro-dialog
> saying its searching for disk drives...which it sits on for a long
> while. Then the dialog goes away...but it doesn't progress to the next
> I'm currently assuming that it can't find the SATA drive, but I was
> hoping for some help, since I'm not comfortable with how Fedora's
> install process works.
I had that problem and found that it was searching for a floppy drive
and another drive that had been removed from the system.
I went into the bios <del> at start up and made sure the floppy and
drives were set to none except for the drive I wanted to install to.
Install went very fast after that.
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