This is my first post and i have searched a bit to know about my> problem but could not figure out anything so far and if its a double post my apologies.>> Alright i have open suse 10.3 and i m trying to install on my desktop. In this desktop i have 2 sata hard disks one is 80 gb and other one is> 160 gb. They both are internal. My motherboard is Asus A8V-VM, AMD 60 bit process and 512 mb ram. I have windows xp installed on my 60 gb hard disk. Now i boot the pc with suse dvd and i get to through all the screens> and when it comes to partitioning it says “No hard disk found” so i dont know how to resolve this.>> How can i make the open suse recognize my hard disks and install it and do i have to create any raid partition for this. If so yes then pls guide to that how to create the raid partition.
Then in the meantime i had debian linux so i tried installing debian linux and it detected my both sata drives and it got installed successfully without any problem. So i was experiencing the problem with suse so i waited to download the new version 11 and now i tried out the 11 and i m getting the same error.
I gotinto bios and disabled the raid to IDE and then i tried installing but i didnt get any far other then that error message “No Hard disk found check your hardware”
I desperately want to install because i use to use opensuse 10.2 and 10.3 on my msi motherboard so the problem i m experiencing is on this asus motherboard huh i m **** pissed with asus and i know its no fault of suse but hardware problem. If someone can guide me as to how i can resolve is there a way that i can download the drivers and then install then pls provide me the instructions as i m not very technically literate i m an end user. I look forward for your help.
My Hardware details are
Processor AMD Athelon 1.8 Ghz
RAM 512 DDR1
Two Sata Drives 80 gb and 160 gb
Motherboard ASUS A8V-MX VIA VT8251 chipset
Any help is greatly appreciated
****i had a previous nick elknight, i had forgotten the password and could not reclaime hence i had to create a new one and my heartfelt thanks for alexander and mingus for replying to the post and i did work on what was suggested but i m stuck still.
> Hello All
> Would someone kindly tell me how i can add that particular command
> “pci=nomsi” just waitng for instructions to proceed further.
would you kindly tell me after booting the pc with the dvd and
i get the installation screen how do i add “pc=nomsi” and after that
what i need to do.
put in the CD/DVD
the FIRST boot up screen will probably come up with “Boot from hard
disk” selected (highlighted)
use the down arrow key to highlight/select “Installation” (or
“Install”, i don’t remember which)
when you do that a new “Options:” blank will open up down below the
list including “Boot from hard disk”, “Installation”, “Check Media”
just start typing (after selecting Install) and what you type will
be in that blank…note, do NOT type “pci=nomsi”, instead leave off
the quotes, type:
good luck…in addition to the below caveat i add: since it was
given by someone else, i have NO idea if that is the correct option
to type into that blank…i’m just answering your question on HOW to
see caveat: http://tinyurl.com/6aagco
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315) via NNTP, Thunderbird 22.214.171.124, KDE
3.5.7, SUSE Linux 10.3, 126.96.36.199-0.2-default #1 SMP i686 athlon
Thanks a billion denver i m gonna do that right away. Just to paraphrase to see that i have understood correctly.
A. I will boot the pc with suse dvd
B. I get the green colour installation screen with various options.
C. I will choose Installation by using the arrow keys.
D. Then i start typing on the keyboard pci=nomsi without quotes.
E. After typing that i hit enter key.
F. I will just perform this and get back to you.
I tried that option, as i had the installation screen i choose installation and then i entered the command pci=nomsi and went through the rest of the process but again that dreaded error message showed up. No hard disk found check your hardware. Huh what should i do next?
A great news is that i tried that command and it did work out and i was able to install and i m able to run with no problem what so ever. The solution to enter the command “pci=nomsi” worked like a charm.
My thanks to everyone who helped me to get with suse darling. I greatly appreciate your help.
> Hello there
> A great news is that i tried that command and it did work out and i was
> able to install and i m able to run with no problem what so ever. The
> solution to enter the command “pci=nomsi” worked like a charm.
> My thanks to everyone who helped me to get with suse darling. I greatly
> appreciate your help.
Also on my 32-bit ASUS P$ board I had the same problem. Its the SIS SATA
controllers. There was a patched version of the kernel that got around this
problem but the installation was sort of confusing. You installed the patch
to a certain pont and then used the originak DVD for the rest of the
Have you thought about using 11.0. I installed it on the same machine and
had not problems with the installation, no need for patches, etc. I did
have two disks crash so I’ve reinstalled 11.0 a couple of times and
everything is real smooth.
I was trying install suse11. I didnt use any patched kernel. Just the same opensuse 11 available for download and i tried with the that command of pci=nomsi and it worked like a charm. I didnt have to do anything else apart from entering that command perhaps you may try entering brokenmodules command in your boot option and check it out.
For now i no longer has this problem i m able to run with no problems whatsoever.