[CentOS] CentOS 8 Installation Not Recognizing Local Disk

Thu Oct 10 13:20:55 UTC 2019
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

Hi guys.

Somebody should use info from my mail
(https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2019-October/173682.html) to
create a page in Wiki and maybe even special notice on main Web page, it
looks like next few months people will continually ask for that info as
they go to move to install CentOS 8.

It might be worth thinking over how to provide that info (Wiki) inside
installer for 8.1, 8.2, etc. if no disks are detected.

On 10/10/19 3:04 PM, Nux! wrote:
> There was a recent thread about Redhat's removal of drivers from LSI
> SAS2, it's probably the problem you are facing.
> It can be worked around with the help of Elrepo repo.
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2019-October/173682.html
> https://elrepoproject.blogspot.com/2019/08/rhel-80-and-support-for-removed-adapters.html
> https://elrepo.org/linux/dud/el8/x86_64/dd-mpt3sas-
> ---
> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> On 2019-10-10 14:01, Brewer, Mitchell wrote:
>> I have an older Dell PowerEdge server with one hard drive, with CentOS
>> 7 currently installed. I wanted to do a clean install of CentOS 8, but
>> it doesn't pick up the hard drive. When I click on the destination to
>> pick the hard drive it only shows the USB drive that I'm installing
>> from. I checked for a RAID configuration on the server, but there is
>> only one disk, and no RAID is configured. The disk is controlled by
>> the PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC), but when I disable that I lose
>> the disk completely. I suspect that PERC is part of the problem, but a
>> CentOS 7 install proceeds normally with PERC enabled. Do you know of a
>> change from CentOS 7 to 8 that would cause this, or if there is a
>> workaround? I've searched for several days and haven't found anything
>> yet.
>> Thank you!
>> Mitch
>> Mitchell Brewer
>> Research Systems Administrator
>> Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS)
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Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant