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Hard drive shows up as 0 bytes in disk utility.

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I'm trying to use the 10.4.4 patched myz DVD to install OS X on my Dell Dimension 8400 and can't get the disk utility to recognize my partitions. It's a SATA drive and the OS X installer can't find any partitions and shows its capacity as 0 bytes.


Has anyone come across this problem? I'm about to go dig an old IDE drive out of the closet and try that.

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I have the same problem (0 bytes) on a Dell XPS Gen3 with 80GB Maxtor HD. Could it be the proprietary Dell MBR? Dell HDs have a modified MBR that allows booting to the utility partition and the restore partition.


I ended up installing to an external HD, but things are much slower.

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