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Old 03-07-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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no hard disks were found for the installation

I am trying to install Linux for my first time. after booting from the CD I get the following error...
"no hard disks were found for the installation"
I am guessing this is due to my hard drives being connect to a LSI Mega RAID SCSI 320 controller and I need to install some sort of drivers for them to be detected.
I have got to the "load IDE/RAID/SCSI modules" screen but am unsure what to do next ???
any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Old 03-08-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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It would help if you told us what distro you were using and what your hardware specs are.

I have a Dell Optiplex L170 that I used to, before I grew up, run Ubuntu on. Everytime I did a new install Ubuntu said the exact same thing. The issue was how Ubuntu was using the PCs bios, I had to reset something with the hdd setting in the bios and then Ubuntu would successfully install. After moving to Debian I have never had that trouble. I can't remember the exact setting, and even what I had to do with Ubuntu during the install so I'm sorry if this is of no great help.
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I suspect the more popular distros will ignore scsi.

Slackware has kernels with built-in scsi support: see 4.2.1 on


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