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SL on Inspiron 6000


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I know this might be a bit long in the tooth, but would anyone think it be possible to install SL on an Inspiron 6000? The main issue is that it uses a PATA HDD interface, not SATA and AHCI is therefore not supported.


I've had various attempts at installing SL, but no success so far. The best I get is with ModCD /Retail SL 10.6.3 DVD. I can start the installation procedure but when I launch the Disk Utility to reformat the HDD, things usually hang. Same if I format the disk beforehand and proceed straight with installation: I'll get past the disk selection phase but once installation starts, things get stuck at the white and blue progress bar.


It's as if HDD access was problematic. Any ideas or suggestions? Mission impossible?

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