Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50402
No Drives found/ no valid devices raid adaptec 2100s
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
I have tried to install Red Hat 7.1 on a server with 2 pent 3 intel board
IBM drives and adaptec 2100s raid card. The raid is the bootable
drive/s. When installing in expert text mode anaconda asks me for the
drive for any drivers. I have the most up to date drivers for the 2100s
from the adaptec site and it seems that anaconda installs the driver
correctly. After anaconda completes this part of the install it ask me
the type of keyboard i'm using and then goes to the dialog box that has
redhat website information. As soon as I choose that I get "No Drives
Found, an error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to
create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this
Note: the drive is raided properly.
Note: I just installed FreeBSD 4.3 on the box to see if I may have a
hardware problem but it seems not.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: No Drives Found
Expected Results: installation will continue
I think i have got nearly the same problem:
440GX board, AIC7xxx driver found (thanks to new bootnet.img from Doug)
and a kickstart installation which normaly works very well (with minor changes).
After loading the AIC7xxx the same Error occurs.
Using Alt-F2 I cannot find any /dev/sd* ...
My (additional) problem is solved (440gx board, AIC7xxx driver):
I have tried to change the kernel of the install floppy AND boot image
with no success
AND then forgotten to replace the stage2.img with the original one
when using the bootnet.img with the old kernel again.
babo_org, have you tried the updates disk from Doug Ledford? It can be found
Does that help? I'm changing component to the kernel since this is an Adapted
Ehm it seems the adaptec driver is for Red Hat Linux 7.0.... which has a 2.2
kernel instead of a 2.4 kernel so I'm not surprised it doesn't work.
(or the adaptec website is playing silly buggers and hides the 7.1 stuff from
This issue has be resolved. I called Adaptec and they put me in a private
download area that they had a driver for 7.1. I'm not sure why they are not
publishing it but everything works like a champ now.
thanks for the feed back.