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Old 09-09-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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install mandrake 9.1

I'm new with linux and I cannot install mandrake 9.1 on my pc (msi kt3 ultra ata133 80gb) . The problem is:installation program cannot find a hard disk where mount the filesystem, it gives me a list hardware component i select pdc20276 but it doesn't work!!
how can I do??
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Really wierd... What error messages do you get?
Old 09-09-2003, 10:17 AM   #3
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I have this error:

An error occured
An error occured - no valid devices were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.
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Do you have a RAID controller on your PC?

You can check MDK hardware compatibility list on their website but you may be out of luck.
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I have already cheked it and I read that msi kt3 ultra is :

"Known Hardware.This hardware has been reported as compatible with Mandrake Linux by someone in our community of users and developers".

In the kt3 ultra there is a promise ata 133 raid integrated.

But when I try to install mandrake 9.1 I find myself in trouble: mandrake 9.1 shows me any mistakes about installation (It doesn't recognize the matherboard) and I can't stop the installation.
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I had the same problem on suse 8.1. I put in on the boot parameters this line
hdd=idescsi ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,14 ide1=0x170,0x376,15 ide2=0 ide3=0 ide4=0 ide5=0 ide6=0 ide7=0 ide8=0 ide9=0

This simply told the OS what all the channels were. This probably is not the answer, but it might propmt someone else to answer correctly.
Old 09-11-2003, 12:37 AM   #7
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Exclamation No promises here

Try hitting F1 at the install screen and typing in 'expert'. There is a place in there to tell it you have a RAID system. I can't remember where so read all the screens. You get a lot more info this way but the solution should be there.

Hope this helps.



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