Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53352
Installer does not detect aha1542 scsi controller and expert mode does not ask for devices
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
The redhat7.1 installer does not detect the adaptec aha1542 scsi controller.
Just after choosing the installation type (eg workstation/server/custom..) the installer says "no valid devices were found on which to create
new file systems" even though I have a 1542 controller with two scsi drives.
When I install in expert mode it does the same thing.
In RedHat6.1 expert mode prompts for the devices on the system and I can choose the 1542 and it will detect it fine.
However the RedHat7.1 export mode does not appear to ask for the devices on the system and appears to be just the same as the normal
installation except prompting for a driver disk.
Maybe if I could find a driver disk for the 1542 I could get around this problem...
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Computer has an adaptec aha1542CP scsi controller with 2 4GB scsi drives and an IDE cdrom
2. Boot the redhat7.1 disc 1
3. Follow instructions up to the "Select installation type" screen, after clicking next it will say "no valid devices found..."
I have only one aha1542 controller so can not test this with others.
I installed win98 on the exact same hardware no problem.
Actual Results: It said "An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems..."
Expected Results: It should have asked me to choose what devices I had installed I guess.
Or maybe gone straight to the disk druid/fdisk screen.
I guess that a driver disk could get around this problem.
However there seems to be *very* little information on redhat driver disks around and where to get them.
use 'linux isa' at the boot: prompt. I'll mention it to docs that they missed