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Old 10-04-2001, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question SCSI and Linux


I have a little server with 3 SCSI hd's but when I want to install Linux it gives this message when detecting filesystems.


An error accurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.


But in DOS he's able to detect my HD's but when I put an install disk of my SCSI adapter in my PC he isn't able to find any HD's but he's able to find my CD-rom player.

So I don't know what to do anymore I've tried everything.
 
Old 10-04-2001, 10:52 PM   #2
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Configure the drives (jumpers) for 0 and 1. cdrom 6
 
Old 10-05-2001, 07:58 AM   #3
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I already did, the Hard disks ID's are 0,1,2.
 
Old 10-05-2001, 11:14 AM   #4
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If they are SCSI drives you might have to do a low level format of them first. Go to the SCSI cotnrollers bios thingy at bootup and format them there. I had to do that to install RH7.1 on a machine, and NT wouldn't have it either

HTH

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Old 10-05-2001, 11:50 AM   #5
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But in windows they do work and also in Dos.... but even then you'll think Low Level format is the solution???
 
Old 10-08-2001, 04:23 AM   #6
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Can't remember properly but if you have already installed an OS on a SCSI drive, then that will be ok because it will have been formatted to be bootable. My problem was I had formatted everything, and couldn't put anything back. NT said it couldn't find a bootable area to install on, but I can't remember what Red Hat used to say (it was a few months back now!). If in formatting the drive you won't lose any info, I say do it. If you're afraid of losing everything, I'd wait a bit incase someone else comes up with a better plan

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