Bug 80027 - no valid devices
no valid devices
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-12-18 17:12 EST by Tom Borneman
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 11:21:19 EST
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Description Tom Borneman 2002-12-18 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:

When trying to kickstart install a server, I get the following error:
"An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create
new filesystem"

I've already installed RedHat 7.3, manually, on this system.  It has an
Intel L440GX+ motherboard with an embedded AIC-7896 Adaptec SCSI controller.
The installation went fine.

I have several other systems identical to this.  So, I've created a kickstart
file from the anaconda-ks.cfg file from the first install.

I tried it with and without the "apic" options at the boot prompt.

My disk configuration section of my kickstart file looks like this:

clearpart --all
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=2048 --ondisk=sda
part / --fstype ext3 --size=6144 --ondisk=sdb
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=sda
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=sda
part raid.14 --size=1024 --grow --ondisk=sdb
part raid.12 --size=1024 --grow --ondisk=sda
raid /ptmp --fstype ext3 --level=RAID0 raid.12 raid.14

I've also tried it without the "=" on the --ondisk option (that's what the

I've also tried commenting out the disk portion of the kickstart file so I can
go into interactive mode during that part, but, I get the same results.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

kickstart installation of RedHat 7.3

How reproducible:

Try installing via kickstart.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a system with an AIC-7896 Adaptec SCSI controller.
2. Create a kickstart file
3. Try installing.
Actual results:

An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new

Expected results:

Start installation of system.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tom Borneman 2002-12-19 11:20:41 EST
Please close this bug.  Sorry for openning it.  I had a case of
cranial-rectitus (my head up my butt).  I was trying to use a
7.2 bootnet image to install 7.3.

Sorry 'bout that.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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