Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am trying to install RedHat on virtualbox running in ubuntu but it results in "drives not found error" on both RHEL 3 and Red Hat 9 versions. I have a sata hard disk and the details of my machine are Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, IDE - Name Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929

share|improve this question

migrated from Jun 17 '13 at 11:57

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Yes, that solved the problem. Adding a new IDE controller in Virtualbox did the trick. Thanks – Pete Jun 17 '13 at 15:01
up vote 0 down vote accepted

It occurs to me that RHEL-3 and RedHat-9 doesn't support SATA drives, VirtualBox by default adds a SATA controller to the VM, you can remove this and add an IDE controller and hard drive for your VM.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.