Re: Fedora Core2 AMD64 doesn't find harddisk on install? RESOLVED!

From: Michael Kirschner (
Date: 07/23/04

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    Hi there,

    I got the solution from someone who uses FC2. It is NOT the SATA Raid

    The SN85G4 uses internal USB card readers, which confuse Feodora's hardware
    probing. Therefore I booted the install with the "noprobe" option. However,
    if you do this, FC2 won't recognize the SATA Raid controller, which leads to
    the effect below.

    After deactivation of all USB devices I could install Fedora with no problem
    (without "noprobe" of course).

    Maybe someone finds thi information useful...


    "Michael Kirschner" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > Hi,
    > I am new to Linux, so my question might be silly. Excuse...
    > This is the first time I try to install Linux. I downloaded and burnt FC2
    > DVD, then booted from DVD. I had to start the installation with the
    > "noprobe" option to get anaconda running. The graphical GUI gets me to the
    > point where the harddisk needs to be partitioned, but then doesn't detect
    > the harddisk ("No drives found") and the install is aborted. I am running
    > WinXP and Win98SE on the same computer in a multiboot system, so the
    > hardware should be ok.
    > I have a shuttle SN85G4 computer with a SiI 3512 SATA Raid controller, and
    > 160GB Seagate Barracuda SATA harddisk. The Processor is an AMD64 3200+
    > (512MB L2 cache), NVidia Nforce 3 chipset, 1024M RAM.
    > Any idea how to complete the Linux installation?
    > Thanks
    > Michael

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