CentOS install can't find /dev/sda?

Peter Larsen plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Wed Feb 24 00:55:06 CST 2010

You need the raid drivers from Dell; perc isn't recognized out of the
box with Centos.

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 22:32 -0500, Steve Jenkins wrote:

> I've been trying for a few days now to install CentOS 5.4 on a PowerEdge
> 1850. During the boot, I can press CTRL+M to configure the RAID
> controller and 2 drives into a RAID 1 array which initializes and
> appears just fine.
> However, trying to install CentOS (Net install, DVD install, 64-bit,
> 32-bit, text install, gui install, etc.) always fails right after the
> "Welcome to CentOS" part when it reports that it can't find /dev/sda to
> partition pre-install.
> Has anyone else seen this? I've updated all the firmwares possible, and
> am still seeing this issue. I've decided that the RAID controller is
> probably wonky, but before I work on swapping that out, anyone else have
> any ideas I may have missed?
> Thanks,
> Steve
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Best Regards
  Peter Larsen

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