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28580Re: Dell Inspiron 1501 having trouble installing Redhat Linux

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  • alejovarona
    Dec 21 11:44 PM
      Looks like passing the following parameter to the kernel at boot time
      does the trick:

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Bala" <balaabi@...> wrote:
      > Redhat Linux Enterprise Server 4.4 on Inspiron 1501 with AMD Turian
      > 64 dual core 1.6 GHZ + 1GB RAM + 80 GB Fujistu HDD
      > Just got my first brand new dream "Dell" Laptop with "AMD" to work
      > with "Linux" Server. Its under 30 days and seems I should return it
      > unless I get this fixed.
      > I am unable to install Redhat Linux Enterprise Server 4.4 as a dual
      > to the existing. The hardware is more than powerful enough to get it
      > running. The issue is that it is not able to detect the hard drive.
      > The message I receive is:
      > "No hard drives have been found. You probably need to manually
      > choose device drivers for the installation to succeed. Would you
      > like to select drivers now?"
      > I selected a couple of SATA drivers from the list but no go.
      > When I proceed towards the installation to perform partition, I get
      > the message "An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on
      > which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the
      > cause of this problem."
      > I am sure that the hardware has no problems. It just needs the right
      > driver or some enhancement in the bios options.
      > The bios options available are very limited to change any settings
      > in there.
      > Please suggest.
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