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Old 05-06-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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LE 2005 on Laptop - Can't install, no devices found...

I just got a fresh copy of LE2005 yesterday, and told myself I'd give it a try since I was unsuccessful with 10.0. Now I get to install this on my laptop until I get the following error: No valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems.

This is a copy and paste from the kernel message. On the GUI interface it says: Found INTEL corp.|82801|FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller. it asks me if I want to look for other drivers, but how the hell should I know what are my drivers for this disk? Then each times I try another driver, it says to input some kind of parameter...

I'm far from being a genius in Linux, but at first I believe this is a problem with my hard disk? But on the compatibility list of Mandriva, it says it is supported.

I'd need somebody to shed my lights on this please!!
I must says that I had partitioned my drive D: with acronis partition expert using EXT3 prior to installation.

Old 10-01-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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same probalem

i'm having the same problem but it's only with the le 2005 i instaled suse noproblem any one have an idea on how to fix this so i can instal mandriva?


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