Re: installation issue: "No partitionable media were found"
The Dell SC-420 is a new machine with nothing on it
and I'm trying to install Debian from scratch. And I'm
not sure how I can use the "277298.sh" patch, since
I'm stuck in the installation process.
1. The problem of "No partitionable media were found"
was on the latest version of Sarge.
2. I tried "linux-30r3" and the installation hangs
after the following message:
hde: wdb wd800jd-75 HKA1, ATA Disk Drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, 0x3f6 on irq 14
3. Although the Dell SC-420 supports RAID, I have only
one primary hard drive in the system.
I'm a newbie on installing Debian, so I'm assuming
Sarge has linux26.
--- Geert Stappers <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 03:31:20AM +0100, Frans Pop
> > On Saturday 01 January 2005 03:21, Asirvatham
> Kripps wrote:
> > > I just bought a Dell poweredge SC-420 system
> with a 80
> mmm, another candidate for
> bugreport #277298
> > > GB SATA hard drive. When trying to install
> > > linux, I get a message saying "no partitionable
> > > found".
> > >
> > > I called Dell support and they say that Debian
> > > doesn't support the hard drive and Red Hat
> > > version does. I hope this is not true :-(
> > That's bullshit (or, if you prefer, untrue).
> > The question is not "does Debian support it", but
> "does the kernel that
> > Debian currently uses support it".
> > Try booting with 'linux26'.
> That will work, but read on.
> > However, be aware that SATA in some respects is
> still under development.
> > We see quite a few installation reports with
> problems on SATA hardware.
> > Changing BIOS settings or cable connections
> sometimes helps.
> IIRC the Dell SC420 has no such option in it is BIOS
> (but it is not needed,
> the standard Debian 2.6 Kernel has ata_piix support)
> > Things are sure to improve with time (maybe even
> using patches from Red
> > Hat that trickle back into the kernel sources).
> Asirvatham and others don't need to wait for
> ata_piix support
> in the 2.4 kernel, booting Debian-Installer with
> 'linux26' will do the
> After the base install, Dell SC420 users will
> encounter bug #277298
> Meanwhile is a workaround available. For easy
> installation I have made
> a script, fetch it with
> then run it with
> sh 277298.sh
> and please confirm that it worked
> Geert Stappers
>  http:/bugs.debian.org/277298
>  or needs some fine tuning
> Tell your hardware vendor which software you prefer.
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