Bug 246 - hard drive not detected by installer
hard drive not detected by installer
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-01 03:57 EST by uncleda
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-06 15:24:12 EST
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Description uncleda 1998-12-01 03:57:04 EST
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 04:02:59 EST
BTW: OpenLinux lite installed perfectly on the same PC. DOS and Win95
also had no trouble.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-01 11:30:59 EST
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 16:03:59 EST
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.

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