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HP Pavillion DV6812nr Hard Drives Not Showing - Install

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I am attempting to install Maverick on an HP Pavillion Laptop using Niresh's distro.


CPU - AMD Turrion 44x2

4 gig ram


And the part that I think is causing the issues.  A check with msinfo32 on windows shows the drive as an IDE setup even though the physical drive is a SATA.  However to use the drive, an adapter is fitted to it that extends the SATA connection components to a series of prongs that slide down into a receptacle.


I am able to install OSX Mavericks to the same drive using a USB drive desktop adapter, but booting then leaves me with still waiting for root device.  Physically installing the drive with the loaded OSX and booting from there brings me to the same conclusion - still waiting for root device.


I am able to get as far as I have using amd64 cpus=1 -v


So one install attempt leaves no drives showing and the other a block on initial boot.


The attached photo also has the adapter as an inset.




Thank you so much in advance,




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