I'm new to Linux and am trying to install Fedora 7 on a brand-new, built machine. I burned Fedora 7, release version, arch x86_64 onto a DVD. Booting from the DVD works fine. When I'm on the screen to choose a partitioning layout, no hard drives are listed and when I continue, I get "An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems". I tried the option to remove partitions on selected drives and the option to remove all partitions.
I've searched online and I found others who got the same error and were installing to a SATA hard drive. I suspect that is where my problem lies but not sure. I also have an Intel Core2Duo processor so don't know if that could also be the problem.
In my search, some folks suggested commands to be run from the boot prompt. But I don't know how to get to the boot prompt.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
cpu: Intel Core2Duo E6600 (24.GHz@1066)
mem: 2x1G Kingston DDR2 PC6400 (800 MHz)
video: NVidia GeForce FX5200 PCI 128MB DDR
hd: Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200rpm 3Gb/s data rate
per1: Phillips CD/DVD-RW
OS: None (trying to install Fedora)