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ok, i've got a strange problem. i bought a spinpoint SATA drive, had to mess with the jumpers to get my motherboard to detect it. anyway, here's the problem, i've ...
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    SATA HDD not detected [SOLVED]


    ok, i've got a strange problem. i bought a spinpoint SATA drive, had to mess with the jumpers to get my motherboard to detect it. anyway, here's the problem, i've tried to install BSD and ubuntu on it, but once i've partitioned and installed on it, the motherboard is unable to boot from it (it's not listed as a boot device). stranger still, i'm still able to access it from a liveCD. i reconnected my IDE drive in the hopes of using that to store the MBR then boot distros that lay on my SATA drive but with no luck. now my motherboard doesn't detect the SATA drive at all (i can't access it at all). i'm using a VIA chipset motherboard if that helps.
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    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    ok, i found out the problems. firstly the power had slipped out. i've installed gentoo using a messed up partition table. i still can't boot from the SATA drive, but i've got round it by putting grub on the IDE drive then telling it to load the files on the SATA drive, which seems to have worked ok. i'll probably put some sort of BSD or something on my IDE drive to take up the rest of the 80GB.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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