28580Re: Dell Inspiron 1501 having trouble installing Redhat Linux
- Dec 21 11:44 PMLooks like passing the following parameter to the kernel at boot time
does the trick:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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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