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    Default iDeneb 10.5.8 (1.6) On e625 laptop - HDD not found

    First off, I'm sorry if this question has already been answered. I am trying to install iDeneb 10.5.8 on my laptop (Emachines e625). I'm able to get into the Disk Manager, but all that shows up is my DVD drive. The HDD is detected in the System Profiler (under Serial-ATA) as "Hitachi HTS545016B9A300". One of my online friends says he was able to use this same distro on the same model of laptop, so I believe it is possible.

    Specs can be found below, mine has the single core CPU.
    Acer eMachines E625 [Laptop Specifications Central]



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    [QUOTE=XxQuinnzoxX;586978] One of my online friends says he was able to use this same distro on the same model of laptop, so I believe it is possible.


    Did you ask your friends for help/solution? It may be better that way.

    The problem would be with controller driver/kext. What is your chipsets, southbridge? CPU?

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    [QUOTE=ratvn;587056]
    Quote Originally Posted by XxQuinnzoxX View Post
    One of my online friends says he was able to use this same distro on the same model of laptop, so I believe it is possible.


    Did you ask your friends for help/solution? It may be better that way.

    The problem would be with controller driver/kext. What is your chipsets, southbridge? CPU?
    Yeah, problem is though that he is in the UK, and I'm in Canada. Its hard to catch him online. I know the chipset is AMD M690V. My CPU is the AMD AthlonTM 64 single-core processor TF-20 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 15 W). All this info is available on the page linked to on the OP. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    [QUOTE=XxQuinnzoxX;587063]
    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post

    Yeah, problem is though that he is in the UK, and I'm in Canada. Its hard to catch him online. I know the chipset is AMD M690V. My CPU is the AMD AthlonTM 64 single-core processor TF-20 (512 KB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, DDR2 667 MHz, 15 W). All this info is available on the page linked to on the OP. Thank you for any help you can provide.
    AMD M690V is still not what you need. You need to find out the "southbridge" series to find the hdd controller kext. If it's SB number?

    Check your BIOS to see if you have setting for SATA to AHCI, if yours is SB600 series.
    And your hdd is SATA type, correct?
    Last edited by ratvn; 07-16-2010 at 09:05 PM.

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    [QUOTE=ratvn;587123]
    Quote Originally Posted by XxQuinnzoxX View Post

    AMD M690V is still not what you need. You need to find out the "southbridge" series to find the hdd controller kext. If it's SB number?

    Check your BIOS to see if you have setting for SATA to AHCI.
    And your hdd is SATA type, correct?
    Yes, the HDD is SATA. In the (very limited) BIOS, there are two options; IDE Native and IDE AHCI. I have selected IDE AHCI. Where can I find this info about the SB?
    Last edited by XxQuinnzoxX; 07-16-2010 at 09:15 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post

    Yes, the HDD is SATA. In the (very limited) BIOS, there are two options; IDE Native and IDE AHCI. I have selected AHCI. Where can I find this info about the SB?
    Have you tried the installation with AHCI selected?

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    [QUOTE=ratvn;587147]
    Quote Originally Posted by XxQuinnzoxX View Post

    Have you tried the installation with AHCI selected?
    Yeah, thats the way I've been trying all along. I grabbed a pic of the BIOS for you, there was no info about the SB in it.


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    Alright. Have you tried SATA mode: native to see if it could go through?

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    I tried it on native, and that did not work. I may not be able to continue for a while, because my DVD burner appears to be pooched. And my laptop likes to eat disks. So if my current disk goes I won't be able to continue

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxQuinnzoxX View Post
    I tried it on native, and that did not work. I may not be able to continue for a while, because my DVD burner appears to be pooched. And my laptop likes to eat disks. So if my current disk goes I won't be able to continue
    If yours is SB600 or later, one of those two SATA modes should work. It can't be the same if there are two options.

    Try the AHCI again first, with boot options:

    -x -v busratio=20 and/or cpus=1


 

 
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