Installation on Dell Latitude D631


Does any one install OpenSuse on Dell Latitude D631?? I have some problem with installation…

When i start the installation process installation program has find all my equipmet and everithing was fine, but when installation trying to format hdd, i recieve error message…

and after this i can’t install any operation systems… i can’t format partition… (i trying to install Vista, Alt Linux, FreeBSD 7.2)

and when i trying to install Suse again the installer did’t start, in the logs that error

pata_isapnp 00:11: disabled
pata_isapnp: probe of 00:11 failed with error -16
pata_isapnp: probe of 00:12 failed with error -16
ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
ata1.00: cmd c8/00:08:c8:f5:0f/00:00:00:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 4096 in
res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
ata1.00: status { DRDY }
ata1: EH complete

Maybe you should try adding “brokenmodules=pata_isapnp” at the boot time… without quotes offcourse.

It seems you have a hardware problem. Is the HDD okay?
Can you run a OpenSuse live CD?

I have OpenSuse 11.0 running without any problems on my Dell Lattitude D630 (incl. wireless and 4 Gb RAM).