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Re: Hang after ahcisata

On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:56:22 -0400
Adam K Kirchhoff <> wrote:

> Using GENERIC on 5.0 (or -CURRENT as of today), my system hangs 
> immediately after probing ahcisata.  If I boot with the -c option and 
> then disable ahcisata from userconf, the system boots up just fine
> (but doesn't see my SATA disks, obviously).  I have seen similar
> reports, mostly from 2008, mostly with suggestions to update and try
> again as it was a known, fixed problem.
What kind of machine is it?  I've had similar problems with a Dell
Dimension 8400.  What I had to do was stick with a back-rev of one of
the ahci files, though I think that switching in the BIOS to ATA
emulation would work, too.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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