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Re: Install Problems

On (01/02/05 02:55), Jason Wittenbach wrote:
> Hello, my name is Jason, and I recently discovered the wonderful world 
> on UNIX computing.  In light of this, I decided to make my desktop into 
> a dual boot system with Windows XP and Debian.  I'm having some problems 
> though.  My computer is a fairly new Dell complete with one SATA 
> controlled hard drive and two PATA controlled cd/dvd rom drives.  I 
> downloaded the basic install file for Debian, figuring I could use my 
> network to download/install the main components...but alas, I never got 
> that far because the program cannot detect my hard drive.  I think the 
> problem lies somewhere in the fact that it's a SATA controller.  Now I 
> know next to nothing about UNIX systems (heck, that's why I want to get 
> this installed!), but when the installer is loading, it display that hda 
> and hdb are my two cd roms.   Seems like a problem to me, but I have no 
> clue how to go about fixing it.  I don't have a floppy drive or the 
> dirvers to load onto them for that matter (as far as I know).  I tried a 
> remodeled installer that was supposed to have SATA support, but that 
> failed as well.  I decided to try Fedora Core 3 instead (I know, I'm 
> sorry), but I could only get that to work when I went in the BIOS and 
> changed my raid setting to RAID/ATA otherwise...or something like 
> that...the installer now worked, but Windows would not load.  I'm 
> completely at a loss, so any help you can offer would be greatly 
> appreciated.  Thanks so much.
Hi Jason

Try the expert26 option when booting into the installer.  This will give
you options to have SATA support during the install.



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