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i am trying to install RH 8.0 and cant get past RH trying to format and partition the hard drive. i keep getting "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" someone told me it had something to do with linux calling the hard drive hda? i have a fujitsu mpe3064at hard drive
please help me, windows sucks
Is this hard drive attached to an ATA100/133 riser card or onboard controller? If so it sometimes takes some non-standard tricks to get those to work. Post back the model and we'll work it out.
The other issue could be if the drive is jumpered cable select, with some boards the kernel has issues figuring out where to assign the drive.
If its neither of these, describe more about the system, oddly enough the model of the drive matters little... pretty much all drives work out of the box. Its everything the drive is connected to and how it is that is usually the source of issues.
ive purchased a hewlett packard comp the writting on the motherboard is sparx - m rev 1.01. i rung hp and they said puma 2 make this brand how ever i cannot find anything on the web. the model of hp is 4404 pavilion. i am in New Zealand if that helps. the motherboard has an atx power supply and two ide controllers. it has 2 pci slotts and 2 isa slotts. there are 4 sets of jumpers on the motherboard next to the ide controllers. thanks
Distribution: Slackware, (Non-Linux: Solaris 7,8,9; OSX; BeOS)
The jumper setting referred to by finegan is on the hard drive, not the
At what point does RH fail? before, during or after an attempt to partition
the hard drive?
In order for RH to create a valid linux filesystem, it needs a partition
that is tagged correctly. This should be done during the partition step,
similar to the way MicroSoft OSs used fdisk early in the install on a
fresh hard drive (if you've ever done that). RH should provide the tools
to do this correctly, so it's important to know when the failure occurred.
when red hat gives you the option of using the druid wizard or automatically initialising then partitioning, i get a screen that says you will lose all data. then 1 miniute after that i get the error message. the hard deive is set to master, there are four other options for my hard drive
in the bios there is a setting large disk access mode other or dos it says if you are installing unix it should be on other. i changed this and still got the error. just below that optiion is local bus ide adapter, what is this and would it have anything to do with my error. oh and when rh is probing through my system it does recognise the monitor
still getting no message, i must be using a terminial at the wrong time. when would be the best time to access a terminal.
when i execute the second command end_ appears at the bottom of the screen then summary of less commands come up