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disk not found when i installing redhat

PARFAIT NDA
Occasional Advisor

disk not found when i installing redhat


hi,please tell me the solution. while installing red hat linux enterprise version 4 or redhat 9, it is showing "[b]as no hard drive found.please add drive.after that it is showing fast ether net found"
When I was installing, I found the following information.

First step: I selected the graphical mode. Then it displayed the following information.

“No hard drives have been found.You probably need to manually choose device drivers for the installation to succeed.Would you like to select drivers now.

1. YES 2.No


I selected YES.
Second step: It displayed the following information.


“The following devices have been found on your system.
RTL 8139, SMC EZ card Fast Ethernet (8139too)

1. DONE 2.ADD DEVICE.

Third step: If I select either one, it is running anaconda ,red hat enterprise and finally goes to graphical mode. After selecting languages, mouse and keyboard options, then it asks, how can u select the partition either automatically or manually partition with disk druid.
If ,I select either one , it was showing the following information.

“ An error has occurred,no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems,.please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.”

After that the system is rebooting auto matically.

please help me
10 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Hi,

You don't say what hardware you're trying to install onto, however it would appear that there is no support for your hardware in the kernel of RedHat that you're trying to load...

Try searching for your hardware on RedHat's hardware compatibility list here:

https://hardware.redhat.com/

That should give you some hints as to what drivers you need...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Shalom,

This seems to be a hardware issue. To help, it would be necessary to know what type of hardware you have.

If its a HP server, you may need to prepare the disk prior to install. Watch the boot sequence from a console. There may be an option to configure raid or storage by hitting a function key.

If you provide a model number, I can provide more meaningful help.

SEP
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PARFAIT NDA
Occasional Advisor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

My hardware is a PC:
hp dx 2200
Hard Drive: SATA 2 160GB
Processor : INTEL®PENTIUM D 3 GHz
Mother Board Information:
INTEL: Desktop board
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

You need a driver disk with the right module for your disk controller. Then start the installation typing "linux dd" at boot prompt.

The problem will be to find the driver disk if the hardware is not certified for RHEL.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Also, as red hat updates are released, new modules/drivers for devices are added. You should try to install Red Hat Enterprise 4 Update 5 or Red Hat 5. You will have more chances to see the disk device.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
PARFAIT NDA
Occasional Advisor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

where can i found the drivers of the disk controler.
can you give me a link where i can find them?
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Hi,

The drivers page for the DX2200 only lists XP and Vista, so you may be out of luck :-(

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?〈=en&cc=us&pnameOID=1844702&taskId=135&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=1844701&submit.y=9&submit.x=5〈=en&cc=us

You might be able to get something from AMD's site (they make the Radeon chipset used on the motherboard) however I had a quick look and could only find Linux drivers for the graphics card.

http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonxpress200intel/index.html

Cheers,

Rob
Ivan Kuznetsov
Frequent Advisor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Hello!

Definitely RedHat 9 has a very old kernel and will not see your disk controller.

Using a newer version RH distro you have a chance. Probably most current version of RH Fedora supports your motherboard chipset. Or you can try to use Intel's "Quick Start Kit for Linux" for Intel Desktop Boards

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2367&DwnldID=11728&strOSs=140&OSFullName=Redhat*%20Desktop%204%20Update%204〈=eng

Regards, Ivan Kuznetsov
PARFAIT NDA
Occasional Advisor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

i thank you for all you do to bring me help, but my problem is be. i'am gone on the links you gave and on the last link i had download the linux iso, but it haven't the driver for my disk controller! if you have any suggestions to me i'll be very happy to read you!
thanks!
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: disk not found when i installing redhat

Shalom,

I'd say first thing to do is get a modern Linux.

Is there a guarantee that it will have drivers for this hardware? No. You seem to have chosen hardware that is specifically designed to NOT run Linux.

Perhaps a different PC if possible.

Welcome to the ITRC forums. If these answers other than mine have been helpful, please assign my colleagues here some points.

SEP
Steven E Protter
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