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InJesus 03-14-2007 02:48 PM

Problem Finding HardDrive with fdisk
 
Ok, I've got a server that was built in the end of 2002, it's got 2 scsi seagate harddrives that are software raided. The Machine had been running Fedora Core and I'm moving it to slackware with my own build. So I pop in my trusty slack 10.2 and to my surprise the harddrives are not showing up. not hda,hdb .. etc not sda, sdb .. not even eda, edb.... or by some wierd happenstance md0,md1 as they are software raided with fedora. I don't know what to do. How can I find my hard drive to make my new partitions and reFormat them? I looked over dmesg, no sign of what they would be in there. I'm at a loss.

update: I'm going to try 11.0 and see if I can figure anything out with that. As another note I tried all of the relovant kernals in 10.2

MensaWater 03-14-2007 03:49 PM

What kind of drives are these? IDE? SATA? SCSI? (ESDI? :D).

It may be the newer kernel doesn't have drivers for your controller. I recently had issue installing Fedora Core 6 on an old Dell that had an older PERC RAID controller. Putting in a newer one got it going.

InJesus 03-14-2007 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlightner
What kind of drives are these? IDE? SATA? SCSI? (ESDI? :D).

It may be the newer kernel doesn't have drivers for your controller. I recently had issue installing Fedora Core 6 on an old Dell that had an older PERC RAID controller. Putting in a newer one got it going.

This also is an old dell, I mentioned earlier they were scsi, but I belive this is the raid controller it is using.

PERC3/SC single channel U160 RAID
controller (SCSI drives)

InJesus 03-14-2007 04:25 PM

Thanks,

When I updated to slack 11.0, and did the huge kernal, it showed up first try sda........whew

elsheikhmh 03-14-2007 04:43 PM

good. you can always use
Code:

cat /proc/partitions
to peek what partitions your kernel is able to see.

Best Regards,
Mustafa Elsheikh <elsheikhmh>
la République du Mustafa Elsheikh

MensaWater 03-14-2007 06:40 PM

FC6 Wouldn't work on PERC 2/SC so I installed a PERC 4 which worked fine. The 2.6 kernel didn't have the drivers so it may not have the driver for PERC 3 either. most newer distros have the 2.6 kernel so might be your problem.

After I solved my issue by replacing the PERC card someone else posted something saying there was a legacy driver that could be used. Take a look at this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=530794


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