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AeroGT3 03-24-2007 03:07 PM

FC6 Install Problem: "Unable to find any device of the type needed for instal"
 
Hello,

I just finished my first pc build and I'm trying to run a dual boot system with FC6 and XP. I burnt the ISO image to a DVD, popped it in my drive, and got started. I did the media check, which came out fine. I get to the point where it says "What type of media contains the packages to be installed."

I enter CDROM and I am prompted with the following:

"Unable to find any device of the type needed for this installation type."

I'm prompted to manually select from a set of drivers. I tried that and all failed. It says I can "use [a] driver disk," but that doesn't work either.

I looked at the following thread, linux*****questions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2564231

I changed my drive config from IDE to AHCI, which didn't change anything. I have an Asus P5B-E (P965 NB and ICH8R SB). One SATA 7200 HDD with a single partition for windows and 100 GB free space. I'm totally new to the whole Linux thing, but if you guys can tell me if its a driver issue and where I can find them, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

-Robert

jay73 03-24-2007 05:01 PM

That's weird, I didn't have this issue installing FC6 on my P5B; it was a real killer back in the days of FC5, though.

Maybe the old workaround is still valid. When the installer comes up with "boot:", you simply type all-generic-ide irqpoll and press enter.

If it helps, I recommend doing a kernel-update as soon as possible. Although the default kernel worked OK, I have noticed that later kernels work even better. Then again, I have recently read quite a few complaints that the very latest kernel (2.6.20) may have something of a bug which makes the optical drive(s) disappear again.

AeroGT3 03-25-2007 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay73
That's weird, I didn't have this issue installing FC6 on my P5B; it was a real killer back in the days of FC5, though.

Maybe the old workaround is still valid. When the installer comes up with "boot:", you simply type all-generic-ide irqpoll and press enter.

If it helps, I recommend doing a kernel-update as soon as possible. Although the default kernel worked OK, I have noticed that later kernels work even better. Then again, I have recently read quite a few complaints that the very latest kernel (2.6.20) may have something of a bug which makes the optical drive(s) disappear again.

Thanks for the reply! I tried entering what you said. I typed in "all-generic-ide" and also tried "all-generic-ide irqpoll."

However, both did not work. I received the message "could not find kernel image: all-generic-ide"

Should I just download and install FC5 and do FC6 as an upgrade since this fix worked with FC5 allegedly? Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

-Robert

Hitboxx 03-25-2007 07:27 PM

You should type >> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

AeroGT3 03-25-2007 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrikant.odugoudar
You should type >> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

Wow, thanks for the really quick replies guys! So I need to type "linux" before I type the rest? I'll give it a try right now and let you know the results.

AeroGT3 03-26-2007 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrikant.odugoudar
You should type >> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

That worked! Thanks!

Now I have another problem though :p

I have FC6 installed, but my Attansic L1 gigabit card (ASUS P5B-E) is not recognized! I am 100% new to Linux, so I have NO idea how to install the drivers. I downloaded them from here: http://furseal.wordpress.com/2006/11...on-asus-p5b-e/, and I'm told they're on my CD that came with the board.

My question is, how the hell do I install them! The read me file tells me to navigate into a directory and then execute the command "make install."

When I do that, I get a config.h error - "Linux kernel source not configured - missing config.h. Stop." - way over my head!

I tried the "install/remove software" button in the fedora menu, but that gives me the following error:

"unable to retrieve software information. this could be casued by not having a network connection available.

Details:

Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core"

ARGH! How the hell do I install these drivers?!~

Many thanks,

-Robert

jcliburn 03-26-2007 07:20 AM

1. Update your kernel to the current FC6 version

$ su -c "yum update"

2. Install the kernel-devel package.

$ su -c "yum install kernel-devel"

3. Go to sourceforge and download the v2.0.7 atl1 driver.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/atl1
Click the "Download Attansic L1 Ethernet driver" button
Download atl1-2.0.7-linux-2.6.20-standalone to your home directory

4. Unpack and build the driver

$ cd
$ tar xzvf atl1-2.0.7-linux-2.6.20-standalone.tar.gz
$ cd atl1-2.0.7-linux-2.6.20/src
$ su -c "make install"

5. Use the Fedora network configuration tool to set up your NIC

$ su -c "/usr/bin/system-config-network"

AeroGT3 03-27-2007 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcliburn
1. Update your kernel to the current FC6 version

I have kernel 2.6.18-1.2798, which was already there after the OS install. From what I've read, and from the fedora site, this is the most recent kernel. No others are listed here: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu.../source/SRPMS/
or here:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...s/Fedora/RPMS/

If you can point me to the download or message from fedora saying I have the wrong kernel, then by all means do and I'll *try* to install a new one.

Quote:

$ su -c "yum update"

2. Install the kernel-devel package.

$ su -c "yum install kernel-devel"
This updater, yum - it sounds like I need to be able to connect to the internet to use it. But the problem I am trying to fix is that I don't have internet card drivers!

Your instructions aren't clear to me - I don't know what "install kernel-devel package" means. Where do I need to put the files to install them? I did download the kernel-devel package for the kernel I have but when I tried to install it, fedora told me it was already installed! As far as I know, I have a fresh OS install that has the right kernel and kernel-devel, but won't execute commands like "make install." Argh this is so damn frustrating. I hate to reference windows, but I really wish I could just click on "drivers.exe" and have fedora compile them for me!

Maybe I should just find a distribution that already has the driver in the kernel or whatever. No offense, but the help everyone is offering is way over my head as I've never, ever used Linux before. All of a sudden I'm being told to find kernel's here and RPM this and yum that, and for someone who doesn't know what any of this is, it's all too confusing. Since I'm an Aerospace engineering, I guess the equivalent would be me offering a free flight to everyone on this board, but then requiring that each software developer know how to fly the plane!

A lot of the instructions I'm receiving here and when I search the net are for people who already know what they're doing or at least know how Linux works. I don't. I was going to use Linux to run Fluent (engineering software) for my graduate thesis as it'd execute faster on Linux. I've probably wasted more time trying to get Linux up and running than I'd save over the next year running fluent! Does anyone know if any yet to be released distributions (or released ones) include support for the Attansic Gigabit card?

Regards,

-Frustrated Linux wannabe

guise2600 03-27-2007 06:09 AM

Sources
 
you need the source files, commonly seen as "devel" for your kernel.

the drivers will access those sources during the make process, thus knowing
everything it needs to know about your current config.

without net access, you're kinda stuck. You could go through the packages on the cd/dvd, it will be in there somewhere.

guise2600 03-27-2007 06:28 AM

also, the devel for the kernel is NOT installed by default

jcliburn 03-27-2007 06:34 AM

Aero3GT, grab this file and get it onto your P5B box in your home directory.

ftp://hogchain.net/pub/linux/attansi....0.41.0.tar.gz

Then do this:

$ cd
$ tar xzvf AtL1Linux_v1.0.41.0.tar.gz
$ cd AtL1Linux_v1.0.41.0/src
$ su -c "make install"
$ su -c "/usr/bin/system-config-network"

jcliburn 03-27-2007 08:38 AM

Quote:

If you can point me to the download or message from fedora saying I have the wrong kernel, then by all means do and I'll *try* to install a new one.
You don't have the wrong kernel, but you also don't have the latest kernel available for FC6.

Quote:

This updater, yum - it sounds like I need to be able to connect to the internet to use it. But the problem I am trying to fix is that I don't have internet card drivers!
Yep. My bad.

Quote:

Argh this is so damn frustrating. I hate to reference windows, but I really wish I could just click on "drivers.exe" and have fedora compile them for me!
Just go buy a cheap 10/100 PCI NIC and pop it in your machine. That should get you going.

Quote:

Maybe I should just find a distribution that already has the driver in the kernel or whatever.
Not likely. I'm the maintainer of the L1 driver for Linux. The driver is already in the newest kernels, but those kernels won't make it into distros for some time yet.

AeroGT3 03-28-2007 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guise2600
also, the devel for the kernel is NOT installed by default

During the install I watched it being installed. Then when I downloaded the kernel-devel for my kernel, it would not let me install it because it said it was already installed.

AeroGT3 03-28-2007 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcliburn
You don't have the wrong kernel, but you also don't have the latest kernel available for FC6.

I'll try getting the latest kernel - how/where do I do that? Everything I find online tells me to use yum and yum searches for it on the net by itself. Obviously I can't do that. Are there any how-to's on how to manually update a kernel, and where would I look for which one is more latest? Because the fedora site doesn't have any other kernels in its download folders.

Quote:

Just go buy a cheap 10/100 PCI NIC and pop it in your machine. That should get you going.
I installed Ubuntu and the driver install worked great there. But of course, I can't get the ATI drivers working!

Quote:

Not likely. I'm the maintainer of the L1 driver for Linux. The driver is already in the newest kernels, but those kernels won't make it into distros for some time yet.
Blast! Though Ubuntu 7.04 should include it, right? I read somewhere that it'll be in FC7, also?

jcliburn 03-28-2007 08:23 AM

Quote:

I'll try getting the latest kernel - how/where do I do that? Everything I find online tells me to use yum and yum searches for it on the net by itself. Obviously I can't do that. Are there any how-to's on how to manually update a kernel, and where would I look for which one is more latest? Because the fedora site doesn't have any other kernels in its download folders.
Start here and descend into the proper directory for your installation type (32- or 64-bit).
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...ore/updates/6/

To manually update a kernel using rpm, just copy the rpm file to a directory, then situate yourself in that directory and type:

rpm -Uvh insert-rpm-name-here.rpm

That's it. You should get the kernel and matching kernel-devel and kernel-headers rpms, then install them all at once.

rpm -Uvh kernel*rpm

Quote:

Blast! Though Ubuntu 7.04 should include it, right? I read somewhere that it'll be in FC7, also?
The driver will be in the 2.6.21 kernel, which should be released in the next few weeks. Fedora 7 *should* pick up that kernel, given the distro's planned release date of 24 May, but I have no idea about Ubuntu.


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