Yeah, these installers can behave really crazy. The first time I installed fedora on my pc, I couldn't get it to complete its job without using that nodmraid option I suggested. The second time it wouldn't work unless I installed in text mode and just recently, when I installed it to another, perfectly identical computer, it just worked without any intervention on my part. It's like it changes its mind from time to time.
It's certainly true that the original FC6 installer has plenty of trouble with SATA because it has a 2.6.18 kernel. Still, if even F7 won't work with its more recent kernel, it seems that it's not really a kernel issue at all. Have you tried switching to AHCI or RAID in BIOS, possiblyl in combination with one or more of the boot arguments mentioned before?
Last edited by jay73; 05-21-2007 at 12:10 AM.