Install failure. openSUSE 12.3 from ISO burned to DVD on SATA Raid 1

Install has problems with the drive(s) on this system Current version of the install DVD burned from the ISO - Checksum etc all good, onboard media test of the DVD passes.

Error during ‘Preparing Disks’


Failure occurred during the following action:
Creating volume group system (931.16GB) from /dev/mapper/pdc_deghidijib_part2

System error code was: -4000

echo y| /sbin/pvcreate -ff -M2 ‘/dev/mapper/pdc_deghidijib_part2’:

Device /dev/mapper/pdc_deghidijib_part2 not found (or ignored by filtering).

Continue despite the error?

Continue Abort

Partition selection was as suggested with LVM ticked and Suggest Home ticked.

Is this a driver issue…? How the fsck do I tell?

It’s an onboard SATA RAID with 2 x 1TB configured as RAID 1.

RAID Option ROM Version 3.0.1540.39
(c) 2008 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU
64 bit

ASUSTeK Mainboard - M4A88T-M/USB3 NorthBridge Chipset
Bios Version 0702 Build date 12/01/10 (not sure whether that’s US arse backwards month/day/year or day/month/year like the rest of the world.)


What happens if you pick “Import partitions”?