Can't Get Linux Installed / Running - "Intel i7" Based System
GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-EX58-UD4P (rev. 1.0)
Intel X58 Express Chipset
Realtek ALC889A codec
High Definition Audio
Realtek 8111D chip
Intel i7 920
NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 260
I can boot from a live CD and all is well, but when I go to install it fails, and even if it does seem to install, it refuses to boot. I've tried many 32 and 64 bit distros, but all fail. Windows XP 32 bit and Vista 64 bit work perfectly.
I suspect that it may have something to do with the either the North Bridge chipset, South Bridge chipset, or both, but most likely the South Bridge storage management (IDE/SATA), but I'm not sure. I suspect that the Linux kernel is not communicating with my chipset I/O.
I'm not a very experienced Linux user, but I have successfully installed and operated Linux on older systems. I have to assume that the current Linux kernel does not support these current computer technologies, because on the older systems Linux installed and worked fine.
Any help with this will be much appreciated!