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Old 09-11-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
silwalr
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Linux Installation Error: No valid devices found on which to create new file system.


I just partitioned my C drive using Knoppix. Now when I try to install linux, I get to the point where I get the option of Automatic Partition or Manual partition. Regardless which I select, I get this error: "No valid devices found on which to create new file system. Please check your hardware for the clause of this problem." I have no idea how to fix this error.

Last edited by silwalr; 09-11-2007 at 11:17 PM. Reason: I was not specific on the title
 
Old 09-12-2007, 04:52 AM   #2
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What is it exactly that you are trying to install? Linux isn't very informative considering the huge range of distros available.

If you have SATA hard drives, there is a good chance that your distro is simply failing to make sense of the hard drive controller. This was a common issue until about half a year ago but it is now something of the past. Just make sure that you use a distribution that was released in the last six months or so (Fedora 7, CentOS5, Debian 4.0, Ubuntu 7.10, PCLinuxOS2007, Mandriva 2007.1, ...).
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
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silwalr,
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