[CentOS] CentOS 8 Installation Not Recognizing Local Disk

Thu Oct 10 13:01:18 UTC 2019
Brewer, Mitchell <mitchell.brewer at lps.umd.edu>

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!


Mitchell Brewer
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