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yarug
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Install hangs while "Scanning for ata_piix" Reply with quote

Hi there,

Trying to re-install Gentoo with the following drive config:
1 IDE 120GB HD on primary IDE channel as master
2 IDE CDROM drive on secondary IDE channel as master
3 S-ATA 160GB HD on first S-ATA channel
4 S-ATA 160GB HD on second S-ATA channel

I want to install Gentoo on both S-ATA disks and use the IDE disk as a backup device (it already contains a backup so it may not be touched during installation).

Made sure the BIOS recognised all drives and booted up the 2005.1 LiveCD. After the entering gentoo at the boot: prompt, the installation just hangs at
>> Loading modules
:: Scanning for ata_piix

I also tried boot: gentoo doscsi, but to no avail.

FWIW, this is on a A-Open AX4SG motherboard.

Does anyone know how to get past the Scanning for ata_piix?
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yarug
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps: If I specify boot: gentoo noload=ata_piix, setup continues but later hangs after
* Coldplugging PCI devices ...
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yarug
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Install hangs while "Scanning for ata_piix&quo Reply with quote

Installed another motherboard (Asus p4P800SE) and this works fine IF I set these options in the BIOS under IDE config:

Onboard PCI IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]

Changing Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] to Enhanced Mode Support On [P-ATA+S-ATA] would give the same errors as in my first post.

Note that with the above BIOS settings, the BIOS does not recognize my P-ATA IDE drive (strangely enough it does recognise the CDROM drive), but the gentoo install does (so not a big deal really).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@yarug: Thx for posting your problem / solution. Same problem here, your solution did the trick! Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to leave raid on for dual channel sata. Your ata drive may not have spun up in time to be recognized.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that this thread is over 6 years old, but I wanted to post a reply to those that googled this problem and reached this forum topic from there.

If you are installing Gentoo in Windows Virtual PC 2007 and are having this issue, follow these steps:

Restart the virtual machine, press DELETE to enter the setup interface.
Under the 'Power' tab, set Power Management/APM to disabled and set the ACPI Aware OS option to No.
Press F10 to exit setup and save the changes.

Good luck!
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