Solved

RedHat/intel 4.1 install

Posted on 1997-05-01
3
260 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I am trying to install redhat from the CD, when I boot from LILO I get
as far as the "Do you have any scsi adapters" question, after
answering NO, I get the following message;

Setup Swap
--------------------
You don't have any hard drives available! You probably forgot to
configure a SCSI controller.

Well, I went to the MENU, to try and continue the install manually.

When I try to install system files. I get the following;

Setup Swap
--------------------
You don't have any Linux native partitions defined. You must return to
partition your drive.

HELP.

I already partitioned my drive using Partition Magic.  How do I make my existing partition a "Linux Native" partition???

         pcc@apc.net  or  pcon7669@lb.devry.edu
0
Comment
Question by:PeteConces
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
n3mtr earned 100 total points
ID: 1627345
to make the partitions linux native you need to run linux fdisk.  The setup should give you and option to do that.  you will need at least one partition linux native, and one partition linux swap(unless you have tons of ram-64megs)
I don't understand the SCSI error you are getting.  Maybe you could clarify.  Are you using some kind of software like ontrack diskmanager for large IDE hard drives?  If so linux doesn't like those programs, and may not be seeing your ide drives.
Please comment back if you have more questions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PeteConces
ID: 1627346
I am booting from LILO so I don't think it would have anything to do with a disk manager. I have not recieved an option to create a linux native partition, how can I run linux fdisk from the CD?  Can I make the partition linux native using fips?

0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:n3mtr
ID: 1627347
You need to be running linux to get to linux fdisk.  Boot up with the red hat disk.  When the install comes up type ctrl-f2 that will take you to virtual console 2 and give you a unix prompt.  Type fdisk from there.  Type ctrl f1 to get back to install.
Install should give you the chance to run fisk in the normal install process.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question