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can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by lopax53186 » 2009/10/14 19:02:08

I am trying to install CentOS 4.8 and running into hard disk problem.

I have Seagate harddrive: ST3160812AS

I am getting no device found message. Googling around, it talks about having problem with SATA II. And if I am not mistaken, I have SATA II.

Is there a way I can slipstream some driver during the installation so that it recognizes my disk drive.

Thanks.

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can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by pschaff » 2009/10/14 20:26:38

Slipstream - coming from a Microsoft environment, eh? Perhaps a driver disk is available from the hardware manufacturer. Is there a reason not to install CentOS 5 (5.3 today, 5.4 within a mater of hours/days) which is more likely to support your hardware?

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Re: can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by lopax53186 » 2009/10/16 01:05:31

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pschaff wrote:
Slipstream - coming from a Microsoft environment, eh? Perhaps a driver disk is available from the hardware manufacturer. Is there a reason not to install CentOS 5 (5.3 today, 5.4 within a mater of hours/days) which is more likely to support your hardware?[/quote]

I have been trying to get hold of linux driver but to no avail. I have both CentOS 5.3 and CentOS 4 installed to my VMWARE. All I want to install is the ORACLE 9i, then I found out it is not
supported on CentOS5, that is why I am going with CentOS 4.

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Re: can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by pschaff » 2009/10/16 02:22:57

Supported no, but a number of links indicate it is possible. for a start:
http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=583696
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/oracle-9i-on-centos5-663731/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/oracle-on-rhel-5-630711/
http://nirajkvinit.blogspot.com/2008/10/installing-oracle-9i-on-rhel5.html

All found on the first page of results from a google on[code]oracle 9i el5 OR rhel5 OR centos-5 OR "red hat enterprise linux 5"[/code]

You might also install CentOS 5.3 (or soon 5.4) as the host OS and run a VM (VMware, VirtualBox, Xen, KVM, ...) with Oracle 9i on a 4.8 guest if necessary.

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Re: can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by lopax53186 » 2009/10/16 20:01:44

Phil,

Thanks for you prompt reply. I had started another thread in CentOS and Database forums and had not gotten any reply.
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=22681&forum=49

Anyway I checked out all the links you've provided, the last one looks promising. The others were just questions like mine. I will continue with CentOS5 and oracle9i install.

Also the question is, IS there any difference between RHEL5 vs. CentOS5. Most of your links deals with RHEL5. I assume there are not much difference between Redhat and CentOS.

Thanks again.

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Re: can not find hard drive - Seagate

Post by pschaff » 2009/10/16 20:07:44

Under the Information link at the top of the page you can find the [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=3]CentOS Purpose[/url]. I see it needs to be updated to add "5" but the purpose has not changed.

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