Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9969
No drives found
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
When I try to install RH6.1 on a new Pentium III with two 13.6GB Fujitsu
drives (configured with FAT32/Win98 and running fine, or as fine as Win98
runs), I get this error right at the start:
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 problem.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 227, in ? intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1009, in run fc=
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/textw/partitioning.py", line 116, in
TypeError: list of strings
I've tried using the boot-RHEA-1999:044.img installer update, but it gives
the same error.
Is this related to the FAT32 crap or what? I'm not a Linux guru, but I've
setup at least 5 boxes since RH4.2 or so, and this is the first time I've
been foiled right at the beginning.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?
I'm not much when it comes to hardware, but I did note that my two hard disks
are not connected directly to the motherboard as they are on my other
computers. There is a PCI card installed (ABIT DMA66 IDE controller) that has
the disks connected to it. Is this causing the confusion for RH6.1?
This card is currently unsupported.
I see a similar error on a Dell PowerEdge 2450 with 2X666MHz Pentium III CPU's,
1X18GB Seagate ST318404LC, 1GB ram, Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra 160/m SCSI host
adapter found at PCI 2/4/0. The system has Redhat 6.2 loaded (2.2.14-6.1
kernel). I am trying to reinstall the same OS via NFS as I want to be able to
upgrade/install RedHat 7.0 over the network (I have 32 machines to take care of,
and another 32 coming). I asked Dell about this, but they were unable to offer
any solutions. I was using the bootnet.img from the CD (Apr 18 2000).