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beemboy beemboy is offline
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Default 10-21-2011, 07:18 PM


Exact same problem. The only thing I can think of at this point is to rip out the hard drive, put it in an external drive, follow Oscar's suggestion using another Mac to initialize the drive using the Mac file system and retry. Will report back.

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So I used a Linux USB key (Ubuntu 11.11 -- X wouldn't load by default -- ugh) and used parted to delete the default Dell diagnostic and XP partitions and tried again, but it won't see the drive at all. Now I can't even boot into XP :-)

I'm on BIOS A11. Any and all help is appreciated.
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Default 11-12-2011, 10:02 PM

You folks need to inject AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext with correct hardware id in the info.plist. You are unable to see your internal drive because you are not loading a driver for you chipset ich8. Search the Mac OSX section of Forum and you will find all info you need for Dell 1010
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Default 02-24-2012, 02:24 PM

I ran Disk Utility at the install screen and formatted the dell drive as GUID and Mac extended journal. After that it appeared as expected.
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