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Old 07-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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Question Installation issues - can't see HDDs

Hard Drive: SATA 80 GB
Processor : INTEL®PENTIUM core 2 Duo

Mother Board Information:

INTEL: Desktop board
Product: D102GGC

When I was installing, I found the following information.

First step: I selected the graphical mode. Then it displayed the following information.

“No hard drives have been found.You probably need to manually choose device drivers for the installation to succeed.Would you like to select drivers now.

1. YES 2.No

I selected YES.
Second step: It displayed the following information.

“The following devices have been found on your system.
RTL 8139, SMC EZ card Fast Ethernet (8139too)……………


Third step: If I select either one, it is running anaconda ,red hat enterprise and finally goes to graphical mode. After selecting languages, mouse and keyboard options, then it asks, how can u select the partition either automatically or manually partition with disk druid.
If ,I select either one , it was showing the following information.

“ 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.”

After that the system is rebooting automatically.

What to do?
Old 07-13-2008, 12:53 AM   #2
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What distribution were you installing?
Old 07-13-2008, 01:03 AM   #3
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Don't use "urgent" in thread titles and instead use thread titles that describe the problem you're having.
Old 07-13-2008, 06:48 AM   #4
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It sounds to me like you are trying to install a older version of linux, one with a older kernel that doesn't support SATA. I think you need to at least use kernel 2.6 and newer for SATA support.

And as Nylex has stated, don't use titles like that, use a title that will help others 1: know if your problem is one they can help you with, 2: Helps others when they do a search to find posts that are relevant to their problem.
Old 07-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #5
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Dear friend ,if you are installing RHEL 4 or previous one it has no support for SATA.
Thus instead of that go with RHEL 5 or RHEL 5.1
personally I would suggest for later one i.e RHEL 5.1 ,it is more comfortable.
Try this option surely your problem will no more exist.

Last edited by shridhar005; 07-13-2008 at 01:42 PM. Reason: To avoid confusion & make it crystal clear.


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