[CentOS] Intel SATA controller (cmiiw) not recognized by Centos 5.1 installation?

Mon Mar 17 17:06:30 UTC 2008
Yu-Hui Jin <yuhui.jin at gmail.com>

Hi, there,

I tried to install Centos 5.1 on a Dell Inspiron 530 box I just bought, but
failed due to invalid drive. The installation did not recognize either the
DVD nor the hard disk.  Joseph from the community said it is likely that
Centos can't recognize the controller -- Intel SATA controller (cmiiw).

Did anyone solve this problem before?  How did you do it?

Here's the related configuration for my box:
Inspiron 530 Intel Core2 processor Q6600 (2.40Ghz 1066FSB) w/Quad Core
Technology and 8MB cache
SATA 0: Samsung HD501LJ    (500GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive(7200RPM))
SATA 1: PDBS DVD +/- RW DH-16W1S   (16X DVD+/-RW Drive)

Many thanks!

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