Bug 246

Summary: hard drive not detected by installer
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: uncleda
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1998-12-06 20:24:12 UTC Type: ---
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Description uncleda 1998-12-01 08:57:04 UTC
The problem begins when I try to run fdisk or disk druid at
the install pop-up.
Once I click one of them I get one of the two messages in a
pop-up window...
Disk Druid:
  No Drives Found
  An error has ocourred-no valid devices were found
  on which to create new filesystems.
Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem.

 I checked my hardware and all is well.
FDisk:
         You Don't have any hard drives available you
         probally forgot to configure a scsi controller.

I know for a fact I do not have anything  related to scsi
on myPC, even upon start-up the message scrolls by:
scsi: 0
       scsi: no hosts found

Comment 1 uncleda 1998-12-01 09:02:59 UTC
BTW: OpenLinux lite installed perfectly on the same PC. DOS and Win95
also had no trouble.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-01 16:30:59 UTC
You will need to tell us more about your particular hardware
configuration and also double check your bios setup to make sure the
drive is being detected properly.

Comment 3 uncleda 1998-12-05 21:03:59 UTC
I changed power supplies and now every thing works.
Thanks for looking in to the problem anyway.
I don't know the exact nature of the problem with the Power supply or
why Win95 and OpenLinux worked OK. I am guessing the the PS was
breaking down and causing fluctuations and/or dropouts on one or more
voltages.