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Old 09-17-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question Error: No devices found to boot Red Hat Linux

During installation of Red Hat Linux 9 I get the error "No devices found to boot Red Hat Linux" and it bales out of the intall. I made a driver image diskette of drvblock.img from the Red Hat install disk number one to a floppy in my a: drive using \dosutils\rawrite. During the Red Hat 9 install I get the window telling me I need to install drivers and hit F2 to install from drive a: and drive a: is not one of the options to install drivers from. I'm stuck. Does anyone know a work around for this. I'm using a Dell Dimension PC, very new, and trying to install to a second internal hard drive that has nothing on it. I'm installing from CD.
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Check the BIOS settings. Make sure the floppy, diskette, and cd drives are polled for bootable media before the hard drive. Once you've done that, you should be able to start the install from the cd, without the need for a floppy. The installation programs should offer you the choice of which hard disk to install to, and allow you to select a hard drive to format and partition before installing.


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