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Old 05-25-2001, 12:16 AM   #1
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I'm trying to install RedHat7.0 on my Dell. I'm getting an error during installation (right after clicking that I want a custom installation) that says...."An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem."

I have an unformatted partition (within the first 1024 cylinders on the hard disk) that I want to install it on. It looks like the installer isn't finding the hard drive at all though. My hard drive is hooked up with an ATA-66 controller card. Could this be the problem?

Any idea what's going on?

Thanks for the help,

(Btw, I successfully installed RedHat7.0 on a different machine using the same type of partitions and didn't have any problems. Don't quite know what's going on here though)
Old 05-25-2001, 04:25 AM   #2
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What controller card is it? I've seen loads of posts about problems with Promise IDE cards.

[Edited by drjimstuckinwin on 05-25-2001 at 05:08 PM]
Old 05-25-2001, 05:27 AM   #3
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I found a NHF on this at Linuxnewbie. Check out....
Which should sort out your PCI controller card woes.


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