Unble to detect the HD while installing RedHat LINUX 7.2 into a M/C with SCSI controllers

Unble to detect the HD while installing RedHat LINUX 7.2 into a M/C with SCSI controllers

Post by Lekhendro Sin » Sat, 04 May 2002 16:50:16

Hi ,
     My problem is unble to detect the Hard Disk while installing
LINUX RedHat 7.2 on a machine , which was having NT before.I have
deleted all the partitions (to remove the NTFS files systems) with
delpart and created new partitions.Formatted to FAT16.
    My m/c is using SCSI controllers  - SYM53C875 and SYM53C810
(product names), for which i downloaded the drivers for RedHat LINUX
7.1 (since the driver for 7.2 was not available to the site ) from the
" http:/people.redhat.com/arjanv/rhl71/ncrsym " (i.e. dd.img-i686.gz ,
since for Petium II machines) and the required precudures that is -
unziping the file and copying in raw format using "dd if=dd.img-i686
of=dev/fd0" command into a floppy disk.Even after doing all this i am
still unble to proceed the installation, after the step of options for
disk partitioning (after selecting one of the three options from i.e.
Automatic partioning, Disk Druid and Expert partitioning) with an
error message that ----- "An Error has occurred - unable to detect the
device to create a new file system into it.Please Check the Hardware
part." and terminates the installation there itself.
   Any idea for the above problem.Any site for the above SCSI drivers
SYM53C875 aand SYM53C810 for RedHat LINUX 7.2?



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