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Hi there,


Sorry to ask what is possibly a stupid question but here goes...


I've been trying to install OS X on my PC all day. I've followed tutorials from countless different websites and I've deleted and created all kinds of different partitions, but the Disk Utility just doesn't seem to show my hard drive no matter what I do


Does anyone have any idea why this is?



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I am having the same problem. I am using the 10.4.6 installer DVD and have an Intel Core 2 Duo system with the following components:


Gigabyte P965-based MB

Sony SATA DVD-R drive

IDE Hard Drive



Primary 1 - NTFS

Primary 2 - Linux ext2

Primary 3 - Unformatted


I have tried making 2 and 3 bootable, as well as switching 2 to Linux Swap and making it bootable. In all cases, Disk Utility does not recognize the hard drive. It only displays the CD-ROM drive in the list at the left.


Thanks for any help.

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Yep, that's what i mean. All I see is my DVD drive and the disk that's in it


My system:

Acer Aspire T180

Windows Vista Home Premium

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

1024MB RAM

Western Digital WDC WD25 00JS-22NCB1 SCSI Disk Device


Acer EM61SM/EM61PM Motherboard


I'm not too sure wether thats what you needed to know, so let me know if you need more info


If it helps at all, i'm using JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3

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Dude, better use JaS 10.4.8, use custom install and install the ICH7R/ICH8R Patch, under Support for common hardware.


Look here





scsi wont work with osx (people, correct me if im wrong).


but i think it works on certain adaptecs, with some kext hacking, im not sure.


better hook up an ata hard disk and install osx there.

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