Hi William -
Are you talking about the XFS/RH installer CD, I assume? If you have a
driver disk, you probably have modules which were compiled for a
different kernel version - i.e. Red Hat's kernel, not the XFS-enabled
kernel. (Also probably the original RH 2.4.7 kernel; ours is now at
The modules from your driver disk probably aren't even loaded - this is
why you don't have the devices available. You can check with "lsmod" on
virtual console #2 during the install.
There's no _particularly_ easy way around this, I'm afraid. Doug
Ledford has a driver disk development kit on his web site at redhat.com,
that would be the place to start.
> In the faq for linux-xfs there is reference to the Aic7xxx driver =
> crashing during kernel boot. I have a adaptec 2100S SCSI raid controller =
> that needs a RH driver disk during boot, as a part of this driver disk =
> the Aic7xxx and the dpt_i2o modules are loaded, when it comes time to =
> partition drives etc a message comes up saying no vaild devices on which =
> to create new file system, is this because the aic7xxx driver is =
> crashing and if so is there a fix for this.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.