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Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Precision 470 with no success.

I boot off of the live cd and click install, but the installer doesnt see a hard drive.

I read this article, but there are no settings in my BIOS to change SATA operation mode.

Any ideas?

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are the devices have ntfs partitions or is a fresh install of ubuntu? –  ashutosh May 6 '12 at 0:12
    
currently has win7/ntfs on it –  Keltari May 6 '12 at 1:41
    
then maybe this problem does persist for the grub is not recognizing your ntfs partitions. Just try the live CD if it does detect the partitions. also use fdisk -l –  ashutosh May 6 '12 at 1:52
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no partitions listed. I wonder if Ubuntu doesnt recognize the SATA controller. –  Keltari May 6 '12 at 4:33
    
Do you still need an answer to this? –  Seth Apr 15 '13 at 3:03
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closed as too localized by Seth, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Mateo, Basharat Sial Apr 15 '13 at 8:33

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