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Old 10-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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F7 install fail - unable to find device drivers UPDATE


OK, I figured out how to get to the boot prompt (hit esc twice at the installer splash screen)

boot> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

and

boot> linux noprobe

do not help, I still get:

No driver found - unable to find devices of the type needed for installation etc..

Does anybody have any ideas please ??? I have scoured the forums for solutions and am at my wits end.

Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
 
Old 10-02-2007, 05:42 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by idk666 View Post
OK, I figured out how to get to the boot prompt (hit esc twice at the installer splash screen)

boot> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

and

boot> linux noprobe

do not help, I still get:

No driver found - unable to find devices of the type needed for installation etc..

Does anybody have any ideas please ??? I have scoured the forums for solutions and am at my wits end.

Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
Can I suggest that you include much more information?
Like distro and hardware detail.
Perhaps we could then make suggestions.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Distro is Fedora 7

Here's the specs:

ACPI x86 based PC

120GB SATA hard drive (7200rpm)

Matshita DVD +/- RW UJ-857G ATA drive

2 X Intel Core (TM) 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz) processors

Sigmatel High definition Audio CODEC soundcard w/ Soundblaster Audigy HD software

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card

Intel PRO/wireless 3945ABG wireless card


Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 09:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by idk666 View Post
OK, I figured out how to get to the boot prompt (hit esc twice at the installer splash screen)

boot> linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

and

boot> linux noprobe

do not help, I still get:

No driver found - unable to find devices of the type needed for installation etc..

Does anybody have any ideas please ??? I have scoured the forums for solutions and am at my wits end.

Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
Could you still please include more info? Like what exactly does the computer output on the screen, and this happens on which step specifically?
 
Old 10-03-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply.

From:

Install and upgrade an existing system (inital Anaconda splash screen) > language > Keyboard type > installation method (Local CDROM)

I get the error:

Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation

I presume this means it is not recognising my CD/DVR drive..the iso image is burned correctly using the "burn image" option in Roxio and it is verified after writing

Perhaps currently this is just an unsupported drive..does anyone know if I can report the bug to Fedora so that it is fixed in F8 ?
 
Old 10-04-2007, 06:58 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply.

From:

Install and upgrade an existing system (inital Anaconda splash screen) > language > Keyboard type > installation method (Local CDROM)

I get the error:

Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation

I presume this means it is not recognising my CD/DVR drive..the iso image is burned correctly using the "burn image" option in Roxio and it is verified after writing

Perhaps currently this is just an unsupported drive..does anyone know if I can report the bug to Fedora so that it is fixed in F8 ?
I do not think that Fedora will release a F8, maybe upgrades and such but I doubt it much (of-course this is just my opinion). Now on the matter you are battling with I could still complain about the clarity of your info but I'll cut you some slack. First things first, if your computer was not detecting the CD/DVD drive you would not have even booted onto any screen at all!

Because of lack of info as far as I am concerned, I will go on my own assumptions as to what you meant at certain points and fill in the blanks.

This issue you are having usually happens with me when I run VM-ware server and try to install a vm-machine whilst selecting the hda-drive type as SCSI instead of IDE, so if you were on a vm-machine I would say change the drive accordingly. In this case I am not entirely sure what you might do to fix this apologetically, but I suppose you might want to look at how well mounted your hda drive is mounted, I guess you could run a hack job and mount the drive manually.

In any case I still feel cheated in terms of your not having been as specifically detailed as you could have been, I know you think you've done your best but... well I hope this sets you on a better track.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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OK, here is the full description


Install and upgrade an existing system (inital Anaconda splash screen)

> language

> Keyboard type

> installation method (Local CDROM)

After choosing Local CDROM I get the error:

No driver found

Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installtion type. Would you like to manually select you driver or use a driver disk ?

Here I am faced with 3 options:

Select driver:

1 Select driver to load
2 Use a driver disk
3 Back

>Select driver to load

Please select the driver below which you wish to load. If it does not appear and you have a driver disk, press F2.

(Here I find a long list of what look like drivers..the first few from the list included below)

3ware 9000 Series Storage Controller (3w-9xxx)
3ware Storage Controller (3w-9xxx)
ACARD ATP870U PCI scsi controller (atp870u)

I do not see a driver for my drive (Matshita DVD +/- RW UJ-857G ATA drive) so I press F2 (same as option 2 above)

>F2

There are multiple partitions on this device which could contain the driver disk image. Which would you like to use ?

/dev/sda1
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3
/dev/sda5
/dev/sda6
/dev/sda7

>/dev/sda1

Select driver disk image

Select the file which is your driver disk image

(long list of files starting as below)

Adaptec.mdm
Adaptec2.mdm
BiosMp.mdm
Cache.mdm
Cpu.mdm

>/dev/sda2

Error
Failed to mount partition

>/dev/sda3

Error
Failed to mount partition

>/dev/sda5

This is my Windows Vista partition (NTFS)

>/dev/sda6

This is my Linux Mandriva partition (ext3. I currently have this while I figure out to get Fedora on heree)

>/dev/sda7

Error
Failed to mount partition

So I am left with option 3. which is go back to the "Installation Method" screen and pick one from:

Hard drive
NFS directory
FTP
HTTP

Does this help ? What is it looking for when it asks for the "driver disk image" ? the Fedora iso ?

Thanks
 
Old 10-04-2007, 10:18 PM   #8
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Exclamation Mixing IDE and SATA drives is no longer acceptable!!!

I encountered this same problem when I purchased a new motherboard. See post...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-579863/

You can either buy a IDE to SATA converter for your DVD drive, as the responder suggested to my post, or I found a more unique solution that proceeds as follows...

1) Install FC5 from your IDE DVD drive using the all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf specifications

2) Create at least three partitions in the hard drive during the FC5 install:

a) LVM partition for FC5
b) ext3 partition to store F7 files to perform hard drive install of F7
c) free space available for LVM partition where F7 will install

3) After FC5 install, transfer F7 iso file to the ext3 partition, as hard drive installation can only proceed from an ext3 formatted partition

4) Read the hard drive installation instructions closely before attempting, as it can be tricky for the first time at...

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f7/en_US/

5) Create a dual boot for both FC5 and F7, as you will only be able to access your ide drive through FC5.

Don't ask me why Fedora dropped support for mixed drives in F7, but from what I understand there are kernel issues. Fortunately, Fedora is the only linux distribution I could find to perform the hard drive install on an AMD 64 motherboard.

Cheers!

Chris
 
  


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