Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123795
Installation fails with "no valid devices were found.."
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:02 EST
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Description of problem:
While attempting an installation/upgrade of a FC1 system to FC2, the
installer cannot find the SCSI driver even though I manually load it:
"mpiscsih". The message is: "An error has occurred - no valid devices
were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your
hardware for the cause of this problem."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert FC2 CD #1.
Actual Results: "An error has occurred - no valid devices were found
on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for
the cause of this problem." Clicking OK on the box causes a reboot.
Expected Results: Either the disk should have been auto-partitioned
or the user presented with Disk Druid to manually do it.
00:00.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks GCNB-LE Host Bridge (rev 32)
00:00.1 Host bridge: ServerWorks GCNB-LE Host Bridge
00:06.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
00:0f.0 ISA bridge: ServerWorks CSB5 South Bridge (rev 93)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: ServerWorks CSB5 IDE Controller (rev 93)
00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 05)
00:0f.3 Host bridge: ServerWorks GCLE Host Bridge
00:10.0 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
00:10.2 Host bridge: ServerWorks: Unknown device 0101 (rev 03)
01:03.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation
DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
02:04.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030
PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 07)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
[root@joatmon root]# more /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2392.163
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe cid
bogomips : 4771.02
If you switch to tty2 at that point and run lsmod, can you verify that
mptscsih is loaded? Can you also run the list-harddrives command?
Switching to tty2, lsmod tells me that both mptbase and mptscsih were
list-harddrives returns nothing but the prompt.
Are there any disks listed in /proc/scsi/scsi?
*** Bug 125886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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