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I finally got the disc to boot and I am into the installation screen. I went to disk utility, but it doesn't recognize my hard drive, nor my dvd-rw and cd drive.

I am using a dell xps 410. Using disc 10.6.0.


Intel core 2 duo e6300 @1.86ghz

Chipset: P965/G965

Southbridge: 82801HH (ICH8DH)

DDR2 1024 Mb

Slot 1 and 3 each contain 512 mb of ram (Samsung)

Nvidia Geforce 7300LE

Hard drive: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 250gb







In the DELL XPS 410 (and other dell computers) there isn't a AHCI setting in the BIOS. I learned that RAID ON enables AHCI.

When I go to SATA Operation, it gives me 2 options RAID Autodetect/ATA or RAID on.

Regardless of the one I choose, still doesn't recognize my hard drive or even my dvd drive.


SATA-0 is set to on (thats my hard drive)

SATA-1 is set to on (thats my dvd rom drive)

SATA-2 is set to on (thats my cd rom drive)

SATA-3-5 are off and they dont list anything.

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