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No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby owengreaves » 2012/05/16 22:09:24

Hi There,

Forgive me, I have done a search in the forums but came up empty.

I just installed a brand new WD 500GB SATA Hard Drive, trying to do a clean install of Centos 6.2, but get the error in the subject line, I have tried an IDE drive, and all goes well, but install can't seem to see the SATA Drive. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any input.

Owen
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Re: No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby owengreaves » 2012/05/17 02:10:34

Even after installing Ubuntu on this drive, yes it found it, Centos still will not install or find the drive with another OS on the drive...could someone please direct me?

Thanks,

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Re: No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby owengreaves » 2012/05/17 03:00:58

Ubuntu is able to translate the SATA to SCSI1 (0,0,0) - interesting.
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Re: No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby TrevorH » 2012/05/17 07:51:42

Check that your BIOS is set to use AHCI mode for the SATA controller and not IDE or RAID mode. If that doesn't help then post the output from `lspci -nn` run from the Ubuntu system.
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No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/17 11:14:25

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature, and note in Readme First:
12. What to do if no one answers

[color=008000]Please wait for at least 24 hours.[/color] The volunteers on this forum live all over the world. If it's day time where you live, it's going to be night time somewhere else and the person able to answer your question may be sleeping, so give everyone a chance to read your question. Be sure that you have refreshed the page if you left it open - new messages do not cause an auto-refresh. Also, be sure to check your Notification Method - at the bottom of each page when logged in - as it defaults to "Private Message", not email as many people seem to expect.

If after 24 hours you haven't received any answers, then you may bump your thread by posting more information. By more information, we mean what you have tried during the last 24 hours to fix the problem. You have been trying to fix your problem, haven't you and not just waiting for someone else to fix it for you?


The information Trevor requested will help us to help you. Another interesting experiment might be to try a CentOS-6.2 LiveCD/DVD as a compatibility test.
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Re: No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby owengreaves » 2012/05/17 16:12:02

Here is the output:


oweng@zeena:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:0204]
00:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:1204]
00:00.2 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:2204]
00:00.3 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:3204]
00:00.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:4204]
00:00.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:7204]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/8251 PCI bridge [K8M890/K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:b188]
00:0f.0 SATA controller [0106]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 AHCI/SATA 4-Port Controller [1106:3349]
00:0f.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 07)
00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 90)
00:10.1 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 90)
00:10.2 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 90)
00:10.3 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 90)
00:10.4 USB controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to ISA Bridge [1106:3287]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller [1106:3059] (rev 70)
00:11.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/8251 Ultra VLINK Controller [1106:287e]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] [1106:3065] (rev 7c)
00:13.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Host Bridge [1106:287b]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G70 [GeForce 7800 GS] [10de:00f5] (rev a2)
02:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port [1106:287c]
02:00.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port [1106:287d]
oweng@zeena:~$
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Re: No Usable Disks Have Been Found

Postby owengreaves » 2012/05/17 16:22:02

OK, I found a solution.

Step 1

I changed the BIOS to AHCI.

Step 2

I passed this at the boot string: pci=nomsi nolapic noapic

The install then found the hard drive and the install was able to carry on, it is still installing as I write this :-)
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