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    Error in Linux Installation - No devices foundon which to install new file system

    I am newbie of newbie's of Linux and I have a machine with Athlon processort, 2 GB ram and Sata 250G hard disk. I have created a partition from it about 150G unformatted and left 80-90G for Current Windows.
    Each time I start Linux AS install it errors out just as I select Automatic Partitioning with message " An Error has Occured no devices found on which to install new file system Please check your hardware for the cause of your problem.

    Please advise, any help is highly appreciated. Its very discouraging when no help is to be found so something that is so widely talked about ( Linux).


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    Oct 2004
    this is more than likely a problem with your sata drive, rather with your distro detecting it...make sure that there are no boot parameters that you have to pass upon booting the installation cd...I've had sata problems like this with some distros but not with others, and on different machines I've had problems with the distros that work on my main around a bit for sata linux problems and you should be able to get it sorted out...
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    Thanks for your reply, the motherboard on PC had an IDE drive and I was able to use that to put an ATA drive which linux was able to detect and use.

    Now the problem is when partition and all is done the Boot Loader screen comes up and only Red Hat Linux shows in that little box where all boot partitions are shown. So when I install it next the GRUB won't be able to load Windows from SATA because Linux is installed on ATA drive where it can't see SATA drive so GRUB won't provide me option of selecting what OS to load?

    Any help, suggestions.


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