Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42218
RH 7.1 installation problems!
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:44:43 EDT
Description of Problem:
I am trying to install RH 7.1 on a supermicro superserver 6010H 370DER
Motherboard,P111 866,Adpatec 3200S 64 bit PCI RAID controler(raid level 1)
Apaptec aic-7899 dual channel SCSI controller
I try booting from Cd and i reach the stage where i click on the custom
installation icon and i get an error "no valid devices were found on which
to create new filesystems" and when i click ok the system reboots
I tried installing some of the drivers from Doug's aic-7xxx page but to no
avail.Could some one please answer back on this forum or my email.
Steps to Reproduce:
Try booting with 'linux ide=nodma'. Does that help?
I did try linux ide=nodma and it did not seem to help
I think there is a problem with the dpt_i2o.o driver and i need to install
one.I am trying to find a driver for the same kernel(2.2.16) from Suse
distribution.Not too sure if it si the problem!
You might try using 'linux expert noprobe' and skip the devices that are giving
you trouble. Let me know if that helps.
i tried the above linux expert noprobe and i get the same error..........
The error yet continues to be to devices found to mount files system
I think i have to get a dpt_i2o driver
if you could send me one i tink i shold have no problems
I built this disk driver image against Adaptec's March 28th I2O 2.2 driver
patch for kernel-2.4.2. This disk driver should work with both Red Hat 7.0 and
7.1 Installers. This driver disk supports Adaptec SCSI RAID 2100S, 3200S, and
3400S. I don't work for Adaptec ;) I have 3200S and I spent one full day to
get the driver working with kernel 2.4.2. Actually, I have spent 95% of the
time on 2.2.19, but it always failed on me. 2.4.2 works perfectly.
You can obtain the image file at this URL:
1. Create the driver disk using the dd command (on a Linux machine) or the
2. When the Red Hat welcome screen appears, type expert at the boot prompt.
3. When prompted, insert the driver disk you created in Step 1 and select OK.
4. Red Hat 7.1 Installer should auto detect the RAID SCSI controller card. (If
you are installing Red Hat 7.0, scroll down and select the Adaptec driver. The
system informs you that it has found the Adaptec I 2 O RAID Host Adapter.)
5. Have fun!
***Please report if it works...***
Note: Just install 7.1 ;) You don't want to install 7.0 (ships kernel
2.2.16). No matter what I tried, initrd always failed on kernel 2.2.19.
Note 2: Only 2.4.2-2BOOT driver is built against arch i386. 2.4.2-2, 2.4.2-
2smp, and 2.4.2-2ent are built against arch i686.
Dude Thanks a million...it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks once again!
I'm changing the component to the kernel so they can have a look at this driver.
I'm going to close this as 'currentrelease' since this report is so old now. I
you're still having trouble with RHL 8 or 9, please open a new bug report.
Thanks for your report.