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Old 11-10-2003, 03:01 AM   #1
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Installation SCSI Problem


I'm installing redhat9 on a server with 3 30g HP scsi drives in it. When i try and cfdisk before installing, it says that i cannot write to the disk. it doesn't even bring up the cfdisk menu. Just errors out and exits. I've tried 'cfdisk /dev/sda1 through sda4' but still nothing. Is there something i have to trigger? I have a sym scsi card. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:13 AM   #2
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You are aware of the fact that you are posting in the Slackware forum?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:41 AM   #3
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You are aware of the fact that you are posting in the Slackware forum?
Yes. I did this because i'm installing slackware 9.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:47 AM   #4
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Re: Installation SCSI Problem

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I'm installing redhat9 on a server with 3 30g HP scsi drives in it.
That kind of made me think you were talking about Red Hat.

Now those three drives, are they in a RAID array?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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Yes. On boot, it finds one logical drive which makes me think it's a hardware raid. When i installed redhat (god forbid) it found one disk: /dev/sda1

Any other ideas? How should i start the raid and/or enable write permissions so i can crfdisk this thing!

I appreciate the help thus far.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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That kind of made me think you were talking about Red Hat.

Now those three drives, are they in a RAID array?

omg. sorry. must have been an early morning
 
Old 11-11-2003, 06:15 PM   #7
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I have only installed Slack on RAID devices in Compaq Proliant machines, so I don't know if this is going to work on your machine.
After booting from the cd-rom make sure you select the raid.s kernel. In most cases the drive you want to partition is /dev/ida/c0d0, another possibility would be /dev/rd/c0d0.

good luck!

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omg. sorry. must have been an early morning
Mornings are always a tricky part of the day.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 04:49 AM   #8
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Another thing to consider: /dev/sda1 through /dev/sda4 are partitions, not disks. You might want to try cfdisk /dev/sda or cfdisk /dev/sdb etc.

I find a cup or two of coffee to be most efficacious on those early mornings.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 11-16-2003, 11:32 PM   #9
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... and also make sure you have an array built (via the Compaq diagnotics/setup - a.k.a. the F10 button on boot) so that you'll have a place for your slackware.
 
  


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