Problems installing RedHat v4.0 on Dell Optiplex GX520 with sata disks ...

J. Epperson linux-poweredge at
Thu Feb 8 12:37:06 CST 2007

On Wed, February 7, 2007 14:34, Leonardo Fernandez wrote:
> Hi Gurus,
> What Red Hat´s linux version is certified to a Dell Optiplex Gx520 with
> SATA disk ? I´m installing the Enterprise AS version 4 and get the error:
>  "An error occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new
> file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem"
> I have: A dual boot with windows XP profesional SP2 with 512 Mb ... A
> partition with 50 Gb for Linux with ext3 format ...
RHEL4U3 is reputed to work out of the box with SATA.  Or you can set the
controller to do AT in the BIOS.

RH certified hardware can be searched at

The only certified Optiplexes I see are the GX270 and GX280n, both
certified for RHEL3WS.

an old grey-haired RHCT

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