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    Default Alienware AREA-51 M5750, No HDD detected on Install

    Title says it all. First time poster, long time stalker. Unable to find resolution elsewhere.

    I'm officially a coaster manufacture. There are sever combinations of boot loader 132 I've tried. Also Kalyway 10.5.2, iAtkos 5i, iAtkos 7, retal 10.5.6 from boot loader 132. All of them get passed the SBBOD but fail to find my hard drive. From what I've read it seems to be a kext issue and I possible need a driver for this.

    Note: Vista reads my HDD as ST910021 AS SCSI Disk Device, this looks like a scsi device but it should read SATA, is this my problem?



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    AREA-51 M5750
    AREA-51M 5750 R2 17 " WUXGA SILVER
    CORE 2 DUO 2.00GHZ T7200 4MB 667MHZ
    SAMSUNG 2GB DDR2 PC5300 SO-DIMM x 2
    SEAGATE 100GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ
    5750 R2 ATI X1800 WITH 256MB MXM3
    INTEL PRO WIRELESS 3945 A/B/G MINI-CARD LEAD-FREE
    INTEL MOBILE INTEGRATED HIGH-DEFINITION AUDIO


    Thanks In advance for any assistance.



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    Did you try with rd=disk0s1 (0 is your physical drive 1 is your partition)
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    When you say it won't recognize your hard drive, what won't - the installer, the disk utility program, or both?

    If you haven't tried the disk utility, it's possible to advance straight to the installer with a hard drive that's set for IDE in the BIOS and formatted MBR by windows and not have the apple installer see it.

    If the disk utility won't see it, I don't know. Shake chicken bones over your keyboard or something...?
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    Thanks for the replies... Still stuck..

    icchansan: Not quite sure where you want me to set the drive as rd=disk0s1, which in my case would be disk0s2. It didn't work when i created a new partition with diskpart and set this to active then reboot and tried.

    Amacx68: When I say it won't recognize my HDD, I mean anywhere. The initial installer or the disk utility, like I have no HDD.


    btw: when at the bootloader initial prompt I can't get the ? to give me additional option either.
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    still stuck in it.. Guess I'll put my alienware up for trade for a macbook or something..

    Thanks for the help..


 

 

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