Linux install on Compaq - Presario 631 Desktop SR2170NX
I bought a new Compaq - Presario 631 Desktop SR2170NX
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 631 with HT Technology; 1GB DDR2 SDRAM; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW drive; LightScribe labeling; 160GB hard drive; Windows Vista Home Basic
This machine has a Samsung HD160JJ SATA harddrive, and SimplyMepis Linux 6.0 does not see it. I burned a GParted cd and that is able to see the drive ok, and repartition as needed.
Has anyone loaded a version of Linux on this machine, if so what distro is it?
The bios indicates a PATA and SATA1 controllers, and the SATA1 controller mode can be IDE or AHCI. Any thoughts here - I've tried both modes and now trying with PATA disabled (just nothing else to do so far)...?