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Old 01-08-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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Red face Dell Inpeirion 1545 hard drives are attached to a SATA controller


I am using Dell Inspirion 1545 core 2 duo T6600, 3 gb ram,320 gb sata hdd
and in my bios i got 4 option
(1) disable which disable sata and hdd is not detected
(2) ATA where in my M$ is working
(3) AHCI

which mode will work. also i am using vm-ware to installed redhat linux 5.
my hdd did not detected. do u need any information tell me i will post it on the same any command out put or log by which we can solve this problem.

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Old 01-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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Since default setting is SATA , keep it SATA only.

In VM-ware, You generally create a "file" which acts as hdd in the guest OS (in this case Redhat ) installation.
However you can also assign a drive partition as well.

So basically u need a file which will act as hdd which VM-ware does for you when you start to create guest OS installation.
VM-ware does not need to detect your hard-disk.

Hope this helps.


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