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Old 02-01-2007, 08:55 AM   #1
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No Drives found with Proliant ML 310 G4 with SAS on RHEL4


After I get to the point of selecting partitioning method, either with automatic partion or manually with disk druid

I get the error
"No drives found
an error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
This error occurs even after using driver diskette recommended by HP support.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Here is the more detailed report on my no valid drive problem

I have a HP Proliant ML 310 G4, with a SAS 72GB 15K drives (DF072A8B56) with Red hat enterprise Linux 4
The machine has no internal floppy drive, but I purchased a USB floppy drive after calling HP support as their instructions require use of DD.

I have made a driver disk as per
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/25946.html

Never used rawrite, rawritewin or dd before and had my doubts as with I was using it properly. Confirmed that DD and rawrite is doing something

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=524377


So here are my steps when trying to use the driver diskette on my Proliant

The instructions from HP state
"\tab # linux updates dd"
I overlooked \Tab the first dozen times I tried. So I type
\tab # linux updates dd
and get
Could not find kernel image: \tab
So I type
# linux updates dd

I am asked
--Driver disk--
Do you have a driver disk
I answer yes

I am asked
--Driver disk source --
You have multiple devices which could server as sources for a driver disk
I select sda

Sounds like its reading floppy drive

I am asked
--Update Disk source--
You have multiple devices which could server as sources for an update disk
I select sda

I get to the point of selecting partitioning method, either with automatic partion or manually with disk druid
and get the error
"No drives found
an error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
There is a hard drive on the system, because when booting - I get
slot __ id __ lun __ vendor __ product ______ revision __ capacity
2 ___ 1 ___ o ____ hp ____ df072a8b56 __ hdp7 _____ 70007 mb __ <f9 = setup>
In other words, it sees my HP df072a8b56 in slot 2
 
Old 02-02-2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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Getting it to install now. Not sure if it is because of using update 4 of RHEL4 (I was using the copy from the package - RHEL4u1) or reseating the controller.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 09:05 AM   #4
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I can say for sure now its using the most recent update of Redhat and NOT reseating the card, as I tried installing with update 1 again and the same results.

This morning I tried the most recent centos out of curiosity and got the same positive results as RHEL4u4
 
  


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