Re: installation issue: "No partitionable media were found"
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On Saturday 01 January 2005 03:21, Asirvatham Kripps wrote:
> I just bought a Dell poweredge SC-420 system with a 80
> GB SATA hard drive. When trying to install Debian
> linux, I get a message saying "no partitionable media
> I called Dell support and they say that Debian linux
> doesn't support the hard drive and Red Hat Enterprise
> 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'.
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.
Things are sure to improve with time (maybe even using patches from Red
Hat that trickle back into the kernel sources).
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