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Hello, My problem started when I tried to install SuSE 9.0 on a Dell PowerEdge server 2300, Yast2 kept saying "no hard disks are found...." The drives are SCSI and SuSE 8.0 recognize them with no problems, in fact I have another server that works just fine with the same h/w. Here is what I found, after digging around on the internet I learened that in SuSE9 the default boot loaded is set to GRUB, and that GRUB fails to identify SCSI drives, on the other hand LILO does, so the advise was to make LILO as the default bootloader! ...

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    Default SuSE 9.0 default boot loader and SCSI drives

    Hello,

    My problem started when I tried to install SuSE 9.0 on a Dell
    PowerEdge server 2300, Yast2 kept saying "no hard disks are found...."
    The drives are SCSI and SuSE 8.0 recognize them with no problems, in
    fact I have another server that works just fine with the same h/w.

    Here is what I found, after digging around on the internet I learened
    that in SuSE9 the default boot loaded is set to GRUB, and that GRUB
    fails to identify SCSI drives, on the other hand LILO does, so the
    advise was to make LILO as the default bootloader!

    How can I make LILO the default boot loadee when I don't even have
    anything on the hard drives (i.e. clean install, no new hard disks
    with no OS).


    Thanks for your help.
    mFH
    shaab Guest

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    Default Re: SuSE 9.0 default boot loader and SCSI drives

    net (shaab mohagir) schrieb:
     

    Did you load the modules needed?
     

    ??? I installed more than one SuSE 9.0 on a SCSI system. GRUB boots
    just fine.

    Your problem is not the boot loader. Tell Yast to load scsi modules
    during installation. Then it will generate a proper initrd, that will
    load the needed drivers on boot, may it be lilo or grub.
    Eggert

    Eggert Guest

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    Default Re: SuSE 9.0 default boot loader and SCSI drives

    shaab mohagir wrote: 

    Haven't tried it on 9, but if click on the Booting (??) entry
    of the main install page (toward the bottom) I think you
    can select your boot loader of choice. If not, try removing
    grub from the SW selection and adding just LILO and see if
    the Booting section now reports that it will use LILO.
     

    Chris Guest

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