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Old 03-14-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy RH 9 > Compaq Proliant 5000 > Smart 2/E Raid > "No valid devices were found..."

Ok, I've seen tons of posts with people with memory problems, kernal panics, etc. I've got past all that. I've even been all over looking at their smart 2/E install etc. I have erased all data > reconfigured SCU > and Setup RAID 0 (4x4.3GB) with ACU.

My issue is that it goes through the whole install (I manually select smart 2 driver with module options eisa=0x2000) and gets to the point of partitioning and then it says:
"An error has occured - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem."

How do I get RH 9 installation to see the 17GB striped logical drive?

- Matt

PS Hopefully this hasn't been posted already I've searched lots!

EDIT* I should probably note that I'm quite NEW to linux, but I can probably do what you ask...providing it's clear!

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Old 03-14-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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I really need help...I don't want to have to resort to keeping windows on it!

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Old 04-19-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Hi Boris. First of all, I`ll present me. My name is Mariano Deheza, at Rosario-Argentina. It seems that we are dealing with the same thing. I`ve a Proliant5000 with an SMART-2/E and a 4.3G drive attached (and other drives too to another controllers). All the drives are seen under DOS 6.22, but when trying to install Slackware 10.2, fdisk can`t see the drives (/dev/ira/c0d0 -or something like this). I`ve try all the kernels: raid.s, scsi.s, scsi2.s, etc but none of them worked. Just the scsi2.s can see the drive attached to the embedded hot swap controller.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
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Hi Guys.

I use heaps of old Compaqs for this and I am looking for a different solution, but have an answer for your storage problems. It seems, that you are installing without Logical drives, so you must decide if you want software or hardware RAID, not both.

Download SmartStart CD 5.5 from HP and setup the server first and build logical drives, then install Linux. All the tools required are on the CD and it must be 5.5 for this model server.

If you want software RAID only, then plug the disk cage into the onboard SCSI controller and you will see the disks as regular SCSI disks (you can then remove the RAID card).

You should setup with SmartStart 5.5 eitherway as it has a reset faciltiy that will clear the machines configuration and wipe the disks (in case they have some meta information on from previous RAID setup).


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