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Old 04-08-2001, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have 2hds on my computer. The primary master is set on win2000. I'm using the second hd just for linux. I've formatted the 2nd hd as fat32. I partitioned the 2nd hd into two (half/half) and made the first partition active.HOwever, when I run the Mandrake7.0 cd and the installation gets to the step "partitioning filesystems," an error with the message,
"an error has occured--no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. please check your hardware."

I can't figure out the error. Can you help?

Old 04-08-2001, 02:20 PM   #2
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update on my problem

I found out that the kernel version in mandrake7.0 might not support the two ATA100 hard drives that i have.

is there anyway to bypass that? or perhaps download something to get aroudn that? I have to use the kernel version in mandrake 7.0 because the instructor requires that.

Can anyone offer help?
Old 04-09-2001, 01:29 PM   #3
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Not so much help this one, but i'm having the same problem as this(except w/ RH7), but i started asking in the newbie section!
At least I know whats causing it know (having an ATA100 H/D, if i understand what you've written correctly).

Would changing distro's help, or not as aren't they all based on the same kernal?


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