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Drive partitions not seen for installation

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then it's a cabling or BIOS setting problem

for E-IDE not all systems support booting from a Disk located on the slave connector of either primary or secondary channels

for SATA not all ports are considered as bootable in some BIOS versions

for a SATA: system disconnect all HDDs except the one you want to install onto
then connect it to SATA Port 0

for EIDE: disconnect all other HDDs and connect the HDD you want to install to on the primary master connector
connect the CD/DVD drive to the secondary Master connector

boot the system, enter the BIOS and check the settings for the HDD

if all looks OK
exit BIOS insert nix install CD/DVD and attempt the install