On my new Dell Inspiron 1501 I'm unable to install FC6 due to impossibility for its installer to identify my hardware - as I do suppose - the hard disk controller. For with a time it says, No disks available to install upon. And on the 4th console (that I get to by pressing Alt-F4) I see the following errors:
Unexpected IRQ trap at vector 18
ata1 SATA aax UDMA/133 cmd ... bmdma 0.0 ... irq 50
ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x104)
ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
Something like this...
My question is, How to install it on the hardware? It comes with no info on what hardware is inside of it with the preinstalled windows that gives no info on chipset and so forth. Yet with memory86 test I foud that it contains ATI RS482 chipset. From windows I saw that the hard disk is Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 (S1).
Another interesting thing is that I can not run linux from my another SATA - hard drive that is in the USB box. - BIOS seems tries it to boot but fails - and I can do that from another laptop. Even in rescue/install mode of both FC6 and FC5 discs I can not see it always - no link for rhe device in /dev.
Please, any help welcome.