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    Red Hat EL 4 Installation: SCSI driver problem


    PROBLEM
    When I boot the installation CD, it starts to install but when it gets to automatic partition option, it gives this error :-

    No drives found
    An error has occurred- no valid devices were found on which to create new files. Please check hardware for the cause of this problem.

    Now, I restart the installation process and select the option 'linux dd' to add the installation driver I downloaded from Adaptec, I tried to add it with fd0 and hdc but to no avail.

    SETUP

    Host
    Compaq Professional Workstation SP 750
    Pentium III Xeon Processor 1000MHz
    Devices on system
    -Intel Ether Express/100 driver e100
    -Adaptec AHA-2740, 28xx, 29xx,39xx (aic 7xxx)
    Mouse - Microsoft IntelliEye 3 button Mouse PS2
    Video card - NVIDIA Ge Force 2MX
    Monitor - Sceptre
    Hard disk drive - working

    I have tried installing RedHat Enterprise Linux (ES) version 4 (shipped media)

    On bootup, I see
    Adaptec AIC 7899 SCSI BIOS v2.55

    On RedHat Installation, I see
    loading AIC 7xxx driver


    When I check adaptec website, I was able to download this driver
    aic7xxx-6.3.9-i686-rhel3qu2.img
    but can not load it to system.


    Unfortunate for me, this is a fresh installation so there is no OS on it. I have tried adding the driver during installation but to no avail then I tried install it first but still to no avail.

    Does anyone have this kind of problem? Please help!!!

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    Hi, onomejiro.

    I installed RHEL last year on a Dell server, and I needed to turn off the on-board "RAID". I don't recall if RedHat wrote that, but it was in the Dell documentation.

    I recently installed CentOS (essentially RHEL) onto a SCSI-based system successfully.

    The drivers were part of the install -- I did not need to get them from Adaptec.

    However, the first thing I would do is make sure there is a disk in there. You mentioned the SCSI BIOS -- if a disk was successfully found, you should see some indication as it goes through the ID numbers.

    Best wishes, keep us posted ... cheers, drl

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    Not sure of hard disk drive make...

    Now, when I wrote Hard disk drive - Not sure???, I meant I did not know the make of the disk drive. But I was installing with the CD shipped from redhat. I'm anxious to resolve this. I hate to waste money cos the software didn't come free or cheap. Morever, I believe I would learn in the process of trying to sort out the problem at hand.

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    Unhappy Problem still persists

    Quote Originally Posted by drl
    Hi, onomejiro.
    However, the first thing I would do is make sure there is a disk in there. You mentioned the SCSI BIOS -- if a disk was successfully found, you should see some indication as it goes through the ID numbers.

    Best wishes, keep us posted ... cheers, drl

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    The disk is there and it's working find but on trying to install the redhat enterprise linux 4 today, it still gives me the same error as before. The SCSI BIOS is Adaptec AIC 7899 SCSI BIOS v2.55
    So I really can't deduce what the problem is? Oh God, I pray someone comes up with a solution cos I need one now

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