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Hard disk not detected - suse 10 installation

Hi,
I am trying to install Suse 10 on my laptop but the installation is not detecting the Hard disk. I have windows xp home already installed on it and i want to make it dual boot. My laptop model is HP dv2002tu. Does anybody has any idea?

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LiganicCommented:
Try starting the Installation with the option: insmod=ide-generic
I am not sure if SuSE 10 still supports this, 9.3 did.
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dssrrjyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the inputs. I will try it. However, when the installation failed, it gave a menu, where it allowed me to select the available modules for hard disk. I loaded ide-generic and resumed the installation but still the problem is not resolved. Of course i am not sure whether the above option is same as what i did already.
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ridCommented:
Since I don't know anything about the laptop in question I ask if youknow it's an IDE drive, or S-ATA as is popular in newer machines. I think S-ATA drives use SCSI modules.
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LiganicCommented:
There is often a possibility to let the Installation find the correct module by itself. Look for something like scsi=probe or similar sounding as boot parameter. You have to select a SATA driver since your laptop seems to have a SATA hdd.
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dssrrjyAuthor Commented:
i have tried loading several modules but no use. still have the same problem.
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LiganicCommented:
You can use another distribution like ubuntu, grml (www.grml.org), debian or the gentoo minimal install disks and look if they can find your harddisk. If they do look at the loaded modules with "lsmod". Also try to find out your SATA Controller with "lspci".
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dssrrjyAuthor Commented:
Finally i could able to resolve the problem by disabling the SATA support in the BIOS settings. Now i have installed SUSE10 without any problems. Thanks for all your help..
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LiganicCommented:
Please don't forget to close your question and select the right answer!
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