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Old 02-19-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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No hard drives found during installation SCSI


I am a newbie to debian though I have some experience in using Redhat.

I am trying to install debian on my old machine that has a Quantum XP39100W SCSI hard drive. The controller is an Adaptec AHA-2940 Ultra W

I downloaded the isos and using the cd, i tried to install. But as soon as I get into the installation menu, I cannot see the hard drives at all. I get the error message similar to "No hard drives" whenever I try any menu-option such as "view the partition table" or "format the hard drive" or "mount an exisiitng linux partition" and so on...

I have Red hat running on it currently and there's nothing worng in the system since I am easily able to install redhat on it again. The CD also is fine since I was able to install debian on a different machine...

I tried giving a few options to the boot such as irq etc., but since I couldnt ifnd anything appropriate for my hardware, I got to the same situation. Can someone please tell me how can I install debian on this machine.

Old 02-19-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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im not familiar with debian, but on many distro's you need to manually load scsi drivers.

whats you scsi contoller ?
and what driver does redhat use for it ?

under debian, at the earlyest possable time, try modprobring that drivername.


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