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Old 07-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
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Suse 9 Freezing on install after RAID setup

yesterday I installed Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9) on an old gateway server we had lying around. (old being two or three years old)

I set it up with software raid during the install, and accepted most of the defaults (which left me with no GUI, no server software, etc. etc.) Since I'm lazy, I figured I could reinstall everything, then check the "install everything" box.

I also decided setting up hardware raid would be faster than software, so I went into the Adaptec controller's setup utility and set up a RAID-1 array.

I rebooted with the same exact SLES9 CD 1 in, and the screen popped up with the word "welcome" in different languages as usual, but instead of giving me a list of things I could do (i.e. boot from hard disk, install suse linux, set up kernel, etc.) it just froze and put bars across the screen.

I'm hoping I can use hardware raid, but I'm going to switch back to software (or possibly none at all) to check if that solves the problem.

Anyone else have this issue?

(Adaptec's RAID Controller: AIC7902 set up using Adaptec SCSI Select v 41003s2)
Old 07-07-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Well, I used the Adaptec utilitiy to format the drives, and it worked great!

Now, when I try to load the AIC790x module before install, it doesn't work. (it tells me loading the module failed)

When I get to the installation screen it says no hard drive found.



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