SUSE / Novell :: Install Fails To Recognize Ide Hard Drives

Aug 25, 2010

I have an Intel MB (855GME with 6300ESB) that I'm having trouble installing OpenSUSE 11.1 onto the IDE drive. It will install to a SATA drive but for various reasons I need to install on IDE (PATA on 6300ESB). The install fails to find any ide drive (I know the drive/interface works because I can install XP on this same ide drive and boot from it). If I parse the dmesg output I see the message "ata_piix 0000:1f.1 device not available because of BAR 2 (0x0-0x7) collisions". I'm trying to determine if there's some workaround for this. I've tried various kernel parameters and no joy.

I've tried Ubuntu with similar results. Older kernels WILL install onto this same MB/PATA controller (Ubuntu 6.06, 2.6.15 and RHEL4) so it seems that something changed in the ATA driver as the kernel has matured and my bios isn't up to snuff for these pickier drivers.

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Ubuntu :: Install Fails To Recognize PATA Hard Drives

Aug 24, 2010

I have an Intel MB (855GME with 6300ESB) that I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 9.0.4 on. It will install to a SATA drive but for various reasons I need to install on IDE (PATA on 6300ESB). The install fails to find any ide drive (I know the drive/interface works because I can install XP on this same ide drive). If I boot Ubuntu from the DVD (on USB) and open a terminal window and parse the dmesg output I see the message "pata_acpi :xxx device not available because of BAR 2 collisions". I'm trying to determine if there's some workaround for this. I've tried various kernel parameters and no joy.

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2) By monkeying around with the BIOS settings or switching the SATA ports the disks are connected to, I can get an alternative mode in which no drivers are found for the DVD drive either.

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i tried reading a few forums, but they all start when 'lspci' recognizes the card.

My problem is that 'lspci' does not show any 'Broadcom' card.

I have given below the output of 'lspci' for your reference.

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Feb 8, 2010

I got this setup:

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- kernels used 2.6.31.8 and kotd 2.6.31.12 give same results

I am told to disable scsi subsystem in the kernel, I have compiled a kernel before, but

1) I cannot believe I am the only one having this issue or I miss something truely obvious (then what do I miss, please?)

2) dirinstall and vm-install worked in 11.1, there were issues, but recoverable, why now not in 11.2?

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Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.6.22.5-31-default
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Jul 4, 2008

I have been days experiencing problems with some java code to connect to a mysql database running on a SUSE 10 server.

This is what I get:

com.mysql.jdbc.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure
Last packet sent to the server was 1 ms ago.
at com.mysql.jdbc.SQLError.createCommunicationsException(SQLError.java:1070)
at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.createNewIO(ConnectionImpl.java:2103)

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this is my source:

Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver");
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I have tried to connect with several users from a remote host an no problem, the code just works. It just fails when I run the code on the local machine...The host field in the user table of the mysql database is defined like "%", then I tried to add one more entry with "localhost" but no luck neither. Also I self assured the firewall is down.

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The install process, booted and installed from the 11.1 network install iso image on CD, runs fine. The PC reboots from hard disk and stops at the grub prompt. I've tried the auto-repair option and reinstalled it from scratch a second time always with the same results. It seems the root partition is hosed, and that's where my understanding hits its limits. Can anyone help?

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I am running opensuse 10.3 on an HP Pavilion which had an SATA drive preinstalled, and I have added a second drive from my old machine which is standard EIDE. When I did the installation of suse, and since, the OS does not see the second drive at all. It does not appear in the partitioner, Konqueror, system information, or anywhere. This is a known good drive, and there have been no hardware changes since I had it running under Vista. I have another machine of a similar configuration (sata + ide) and the installer didn't see the IDE drive there either.

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/dev/sdb3 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
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proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
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Quote:
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Code:

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--+-----------------+-----------------------+---------+--------
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