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    Unable to install Scientific Linux


    I am unable to install Scientific Linux into my system, During installation the hard disk drives are not being recognized by Linux live USB. PFA. Please help me doing this.
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    Can you please post the output of these two commands (run as root)
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    fdisk -l
    dmesg | grep sd
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    Please find the output,

    1) fdisk -l

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
    16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15288 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa9cb7a74
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          16       15288     3909696    b  W95 FAT32
    
    Disk /dev/mapper/live-rw: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    
    Disk /dev/mapper/live-osimg-min: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    2) dmesg | grep sd
    Code:
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 7827456 512-byte logical blocks: (4.00 GB/3.73 GiB)
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
     sda: sda1
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
    SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
    sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0

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    Hmm, can you tell which chipset, (potentially) raidcontroller and discs (sata, sas, etc) you are using?
    Also, what is the output of these:
    Code:
    lspci
    dmidecode
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    Chipset - Intel G31 Chipset Support DVD - ASUS P5KPL - AM IN Series

    SATA Discs and not sure about raidcontroller(how to check?)

    Outputs for command

    1) lspci
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    2) dmidecode
    Code:
    # dmidecode 2.11
    SMBIOS 2.5 present.
    41 structures occupying 1707 bytes.
    Table at 0x000F06D0.
    
    Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
    BIOS Information
    	Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
    	Version: 0507   
    	Release Date: 01/15/2010
    	Address: 0xF0000
    	Runtime Size: 64 kB
    	ROM Size: 1024 kB
    	Characteristics:
    		ISA is supported
    		PCI is supported
    		PNP is supported
    		APM is supported
    		BIOS is upgradeable
    		BIOS shadowing is allowed
    		ESCD support is available
    		Boot from CD is supported
    		Selectable boot is supported
    		BIOS ROM is socketed
    		EDD is supported
    		5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    		3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    		3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
    		Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
    		8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
    		Serial services are supported (int 14h)
    		Printer services are supported (int 17h)
    		CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
    		ACPI is supported
    		USB legacy is supported
    		LS-120 boot is supported
    		ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
    		BIOS boot specification is supported
    		Targeted content distribution is supported
    	BIOS Revision: 8.12
    
    Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    System Information
    	Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    	Product Name: System Product Name
    	Version: System Version
    	Serial Number: System Serial Number
    	UUID: 00D57038-33C7-DF11-BEB4-20CF30CCA432
    	Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    	SKU Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Family: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
    Base Board Information
    	Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    	Product Name: P5KPL-AM IN
    	Version: X.0x
    	Serial Number: MT7009K21800717
    	Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Features:
    		Board is a hosting board
    		Board is replaceable
    	Location In Chassis: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Chassis Handle: 0x0003
    	Type: Motherboard
    	Contained Object Handles: 0
    
    Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 21 bytes
    Chassis Information
    	Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacture
    	Type: Desktop
    	Lock: Not Present
    	Version: Chassis Version
    	Serial Number: Chassis Serial Number
    	Asset Tag: Asset-1234567890
    	Boot-up State: Safe
    	Power Supply State: Safe
    	Thermal State: Safe
    	Security Status: None
    	OEM Information: 0x00000002
    	Height: Unspecified
    	Number Of Power Cords: 1
    	Contained Elements: 0
    
    Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 40 bytes
    Processor Information
    	Socket Designation: Socket 775
    	Type: Central Processor
    	Family: Pentium D
    	Manufacturer: Intel            
    	ID: 47 0F 00 00 FF FB EB BF
    	Signature: Type 0, Family 15, Model 4, Stepping 7
    	Flags:
    		FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
    		VME (Virtual mode extension)
    		DE (Debugging extension)
    		PSE (Page size extension)
    		TSC (Time stamp counter)
    		MSR (Model specific registers)
    		PAE (Physical address extension)
    		MCE (Machine check exception)
    		CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
    		APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
    		SEP (Fast system call)
    		MTRR (Memory type range registers)
    		PGE (Page global enable)
    		MCA (Machine check architecture)
    		CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
    		PAT (Page attribute table)
    		PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
    		CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
    		DS (Debug store)
    		ACPI (ACPI supported)
    		MMX (MMX technology supported)
    		FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)
    		SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
    		SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
    		SS (Self-snoop)
    		HTT (Multi-threading)
    		TM (Thermal monitor supported)
    		PBE (Pending break enabled)
    	Version: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz                   
    	Voltage: 1.3 V
    	External Clock: 200 MHz
    	Max Speed: 3800 MHz
    	Current Speed: 2800 MHz
    	Status: Populated, Enabled
    	Upgrade: Socket LGA775
    	L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
    	L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
    	L3 Cache Handle: 0x0007
    	Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	Characteristics: None
    
    Handle 0x0005, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    	Socket Designation: L1-Cache
    	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
    	Operational Mode: Write Back
    	Location: Internal
    	Installed Size: 32 kB
    	Maximum Size: 32 kB
    	Supported SRAM Types:
    		Other
    	Installed SRAM Type: Other
    	Speed: Unknown
    	Error Correction Type: Parity
    	System Type: Data
    	Associativity: 8-way Set-associative
    
    Handle 0x0006, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    	Socket Designation: L2-Cache
    	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
    	Operational Mode: Write Back
    	Location: Internal
    	Installed Size: 2048 kB
    	Maximum Size: 2048 kB
    	Supported SRAM Types:
    		Other
    	Installed SRAM Type: Other
    	Speed: Unknown
    	Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
    	System Type: Unified
    	Associativity: 8-way Set-associative
    
    Handle 0x0007, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
    	Socket Designation: L3-Cache
    	Configuration: Disabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
    	Operational Mode: Unknown
    	Location: Internal
    	Installed Size: 0 kB
    	Maximum Size: 0 kB
    	Supported SRAM Types:
    		Unknown
    	Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
    	Speed: Unknown
    	Error Correction Type: Unknown
    	System Type: Unknown
    	Associativity: Unknown
    
    Handle 0x0008, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
    	Socket Designation: DIMM A1
    	Bank Connections: 0 1
    	Current Speed: 25 ns
    	Type: DIMM SDRAM
    	Installed Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    	Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Single-bank Connection)
    	Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
    	Socket Designation: DIMM B1
    	Bank Connections: 2 3
    	Current Speed: Unknown
    	Type: DIMM SDRAM
    	Installed Size: Not Installed
    	Enabled Size: Not Installed
    	Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x000A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: PS/2 Mouse
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: PS/2 Mouse
    	External Connector Type: PS/2
    	Port Type: Mouse Port
    
    Handle 0x000B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: PS/2 Keyboard
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: PS/2 Keyboard
    	External Connector Type: PS/2
    	Port Type: Keyboard Port
    
    Handle 0x000C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: USB1_2
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: USB1_2
    	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
    	Port Type: USB
    
    Handle 0x000D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: USB3_4
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: USB3_4
    	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
    	Port Type: USB
    
    Handle 0x000E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: USB5_6
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: USB5_6
    	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
    	Port Type: USB
    
    Handle 0x000F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: USB7_8
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: USB7_8
    	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
    	Port Type: USB
    
    Handle 0x0010, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: Audio Line In
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: Audio Line In
    	External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
    	Port Type: Audio Port
    
    Handle 0x0011, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: Audio Line Out
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: Audio Line Out
    	External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
    	Port Type: Audio Port
    
    Handle 0x0012, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: Audio MIC In
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: Audio MIC In
    	External Connector Type: Mini Jack (headphones)
    	Port Type: Audio Port
    
    Handle 0x0013, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: LAN
    	Internal Connector Type: None
    	External Reference Designator: LAN
    	External Connector Type: RJ-45
    	Port Type: Network Port
    
    Handle 0x0014, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: SB_SATA1
    	Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Other
    
    Handle 0x0015, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: SB_SATA2
    	Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Other
    
    Handle 0x0016, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: PRI_IDE
    	Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Other
    
    Handle 0x0017, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: F_Panel
    	Internal Connector Type: Other
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Audio Port
    
    Handle 0x0018, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: AAFP
    	Internal Connector Type: On Board Sound Input From CD-ROM
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Audio Port
    
    Handle 0x0019, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
    	Internal Reference Designator: CPU_FAN
    	Internal Connector Type: Other
    	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
    	External Connector Type: None
    	Port Type: Other
    
    Handle 0x001A, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
    	Designation: PCI_1
    	Type: 32-bit PCI
    	Current Usage: Available
    	Length: Short
    	ID: 1
    	Characteristics:
    		3.3 V is provided
    		Opening is shared
    		PME signal is supported
    
    Handle 0x001B, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
    	Designation: PCI_2
    	Type: 32-bit PCI
    	Current Usage: Available
    	Length: Short
    	ID: 2
    	Characteristics:
    		3.3 V is provided
    		Opening is shared
    		PME signal is supported
    
    Handle 0x001C, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
    	Designation: PCIEX1_1
    	Type: x1 PCI Express
    	Current Usage: Available
    	Length: Short
    	ID: 5
    	Characteristics:
    		3.3 V is provided
    		Opening is shared
    		PME signal is supported
    
    Handle 0x001D, DMI type 10, 6 bytes
    On Board Device Information
    	Type: Ethernet
    	Status: Enabled
    	Description:  Onboard Ethernet
    
    Handle 0x001E, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
    OEM Strings
    	String 1: 20CF30CCA432
    	String 2: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	String 3: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    	String 4: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    
    Handle 0x001F, DMI type 13, 22 bytes
    BIOS Language Information
    	Language Description Format: Abbreviated
    	Installable Languages: 1
    		en|US|iso8859-1
    	Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1
    
    Handle 0x0020, DMI type 15, 55 bytes
    System Event Log
    	Area Length: 1008 bytes
    	Header Start Offset: 0x2010
    	Data Start Offset: 0x2010
    	Access Method: OEM-specific
    	Access Address: Unknown
    	Status: Valid, Not Full
    	Change Token: 0x00000000
    	Header Format: No Header
    	Supported Log Type Descriptors: 1
    	Descriptor 1: OEM-specific
    	Data Format 1: POST results bitmap
    
    Handle 0x0021, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
    Physical Memory Array
    	Location: System Board Or Motherboard
    	Use: System Memory
    	Error Correction Type: None
    	Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
    	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    	Number Of Devices: 2
    
    Handle 0x0022, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
    Memory Array Mapped Address
    	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    	Ending Address: 0x0003FFFFFFF
    	Range Size: 1 GB
    	Physical Array Handle: 0x0021
    	Partition Width: 4
    
    Handle 0x0023, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
    	Array Handle: 0x0021
    	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    	Total Width: 64 bits
    	Data Width: 64 bits
    	Size: 1024 MB
    	Form Factor: DIMM
    	Set: None
    	Locator: DIMM A1
    	Bank Locator: BANK0
    	Type: DDR2
    	Type Detail: Synchronous
    	Speed: 800 MHz
    	Manufacturer: Manufacturer0
    	Serial Number: SerNum0
    	Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
    	Part Number: PartNum0
    
    Handle 0x0024, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
    	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    	Ending Address: 0x0003FFFFFFF
    	Range Size: 1 GB
    	Physical Device Handle: 0x0023
    	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0022
    	Partition Row Position: 1
    	Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    Handle 0x0025, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
    	Array Handle: 0x0021
    	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    	Total Width: Unknown
    	Data Width: Unknown
    	Size: No Module Installed
    	Form Factor: DIMM
    	Set: None
    	Locator: DIMM B1
    	Bank Locator: BANK1
    	Type: Unknown
    	Type Detail: Unknown
    	Speed: Unknown
    	Manufacturer: Manufacturer1
    	Serial Number: SerNum1
    	Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
    	Part Number: PartNum1
    
    Handle 0x0026, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
    	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
    	Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
    	Range Size: 1 kB
    	Physical Device Handle: 0x0025
    	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0022
    	Partition Row Position: 1
    	Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    Handle 0x0027, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
    System Boot Information
    	Status: No errors detected
    
    Handle 0x0028, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
    End Of Table

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    An older system, but should work.
    lspci showed, that you do not have a hardware raid controller, so this is out of the way.

    This is the closest match I could find
    ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5KPL-AM
    It has 4 sata 3Gb/s and 1 IDE port.

    Now I guess you connected one or more sata discs?
    Are they visible in POST, while the BIOS boots?

    You might want to check, if the sata ports are enabled in bios.
    Also, check the sata mode: legacy (ide), ahci or raid.

    I prefer ahci, and this should work with ScientificLinux.
    Which version of SL are you using? 6.3 is the newest one.

    And this usb boot stick: It is booting SL, right?
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    Your match is the exact mother board that i have. How to figure out the below

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    Now I guess you connected one or more sata discs?
    Are they visible in POST, while the BIOS boots?
    When i boot it lists down SATA disks. I am using SL 6.3, yes this USB boots SL.

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    Have you tried to toggle SATA Mode in BIOS?
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    Do they get automatically mounted by Scientific, if so try manually un-mounting them. If Scientific is a Live environment, you should be able to do this through the file manager.
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