Problem installing RH7.2 with XFS

Sam Widmer SWIDMER at
Mon Apr 15 11:18:01 CDT 2002


Just wanted to let everyone know that this has been solved.  To correct the problem I followed Seth's advice and didn't use the MegaRaid driver from the Dell web site.



>>> James Bruce <brucej at> 04/15/02 06:44AM >>>

Sorry, been away for a few days.  Where did you get the RedHat 7.2 CD Set 
that contains the XFS capabilities?  From SGI?

I wasn't aware that there was a ISO set for this version.  If so that is 
great, but it does sound like your RAID Drivers are missing from the kernel 
and are not being loaded at all.


--On Friday, April 12, 2002 10:37:05 -0700 Sam Widmer <SWIDMER at> 

> Greetings,
> I am tring to install RH7.2 with XFS on my Poweredge 1550 but keep
> smack'n into a fatal error when it comes to the disk partition setup.
> After I select Manual w/ Diskdruid it get a box that says:
> An Error has occurred - no valid devices were found on
> wich to create new filesystems.  Please check your
> hardware for the cause of this problem.
> System Stats:
> Poweredge 1550
> 2 9GB SCSI drives
> Logical drive Striped and reports Optimal status.
> XFS installer 1.02a
> What I have tried:
> I have blown away and recreated the logical drive with no results.
> I have updated the firmware from 1.57 to 161N with no results.
> I have tried to run the XFS install in expert and supplied the MegaRAID
>   driver I downloaded from Dell with no results.
> If anyone has any ideas for me or needs more information about my problem
> please drop me a note.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Sam Widmer
> Information Systems Manager
> Community Action Organization
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