I have an Asus P5N-T motherboard with bios versio 1001 and i have a LG external DVD burner.
After picking out the DVD unit from the external casing the following was revealed: LG super multi dvd rewriter model: GSA-H44N
I start of by choosing the boot menu in bios check stage, i choose to boot from the usb DVD and it starts the vista pre-installation load screen which takes much longer over usb as apposed to when i take out the dvd unit from the external casing and installing it to an IDE port in my computer, anyways after the load is completed i get the usual installation wizzard for vista and all works up until i am to choose which hdd to install on, i get the error message as shown in my attached image.
I get the same error no matter which hdd i choose or if i try format, new partition, ive tried them all nothing works.
However, if i place the dvd reader in my computer connected with the IDE and not as an external usb unit it works.
its very awkward and time consuming doing this procedure each and every i am to install vista...