hp pavillion dv1000 hard drive issue
i recently bought an hp pavillion dv1650us laptop... and, its giving me some trouble.
i drop in an xpsp2 disc to wipe the lame stock install that hp gives me (and patition it for linux as well), and it tells me i dont have a hard drive installed. o.O i figure its an anti-piracy thing in the iso i downloaded, so whatever. i drop in slack for testing purposes. with bare.i and sata.i, slack cant find a disk either. um...
so i check in the device manager, and i have an ide _and_ an sata controller installed, and the hard drive ive got doesnt list any volumes in the driver details... hm.
im thinking hp is doing some proprietary ide/sata fusion thingy that confuses not only slackware, but the xp install disc as well. =\ any help? id _really_ like to have a clean xp/slack dualboot setup on this thing.