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Old 01-24-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
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No valid devices found while installing Red Hat 7.2 on RAID 5 SCSI drives


We just bought a new IBM eserver xseries with 3 37GB SCSI hard drives and have set them up in RAID 5 mode. When i go to install Red Hat 7.2, in both text mode and graphical mode, and come to the disk partitioning setup phase i get this error:
no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems

Am I attempting the impossible? The reason we're installing 7.2 is because our host for our production system runs that and we are trying to set up a test environment so similiar to theirs' as possible. I have tried automatic partitioning and manual partitioning with disk druid and neither of them work. How do i get RH to recognize the drives?

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Old 01-24-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
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You'll probably have to find a RH7.2 compatibile driver for the raid controller.

List the HW details and forum users might help point you in the right direction.

Have you tried booting with Knoppix to see if it detects the controller and drives?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
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They are IBM ServeRAID 7.12.02 drives on the IBM eserver xseries 236 type 8841. Thanks to anybody who can help (i am searching like crazy to try to find the answer too, but no luck yet). So i guess i need SCSI/RAID drivers for Red Hat 7.2. Haven't tried booting with knoppix no. I will try it.

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Old 01-24-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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I just talked to IBM and they said that there aren't any drivers that would work. Piss...
 
  


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