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Old 08-02-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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RHEL5 and CentOS5 install, No Drives Found error -- HELP


I'm new to RHEL5 or CentOS, I tried to install them on a VMware server whose the host OS is Windows Vista. I got "no Drives Found" error. But when I tried to install Fedora8 in VMWare, the install process recognizes my drive and I could proceed.

I then tried to install CentOS on VMware server whose host OS is Fedora8, I got the same "no Drives Found" error.

It seems to me that RHEL or CentOS have problem with my drives of both machines. I'm wondering what I need to do in order for them to take my drive and proceed the installation process. Appreciate if someone can help. Thanks.

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Hello and welcome to LQ. Unfortunately there's not much info to go on. Now the installer opens up different consoles that provide information. I don't know how early on they are opened but if they are available you can switch with CTRL+ALT+Fn (where n is between 1 and 6 AFAIK) and have access to installer log, dmesg and shell. Having and comparing output between an install of say F8 and CentOS *might* hold clues. Then VMware itself also logs information, not that that would help in this case I think, but checking the vmserverd log and VMX log could yield clues as well. Gathering (error) output is the basis of any structured troubleshooting procedure. Also the definition (VMware VMDK configuration and used driver) of what "my drive" appears to be missing.
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What type of drives are you configuring for these virtual machines? Does it find no drives on both SCSI or IDE type drives if you select either for the virtual machine before attempting to install? I think the default is SCSI.


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