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Old 01-06-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
DMB5mil
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Partition Problem - 'No Drives Found'


I'm attempting to install Red Hat 9.0 on my HP desktop but at the Disk Partitioning Setup page I get the following error:

'No drives found. An error has occured - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems.'

I have plenty of space on both my C drive and another external drive. I have attempted to re-partition the external drive with a program called SwissKnife but this program does not see the external drive, though it does see the drive when I run it on my Toshiba laptop.

I've googled for help but all I can come up with is to install a driver diskette which requires a floppy drive for booting, that I dont have. Any advice? Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Brian
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
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First of all, redhat 9 is not a good laptop distro, it can generate some problems. I suggest you try Ubuntu or some other ,more modern distro. RH just does not support laptops very well.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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Thank you for responding. I'm attempting to install it on my HP desktop, not a laptop. What now??
 
Old 01-06-2006, 10:37 PM   #4
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Red Hat 9 is ANCIENT. Do not use it on anything. Try something from the 2000's at least. Ubuntu is fine, Fedora Core 4 is fine, something new and relatively up to date.

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