SATA cards and linux distrobutions
Hi I'm trying to find a worthwhile distribution of linux so that I can free myself from the shackles of M$ however I've had a snag along the way. I have an nforce2 chipset and two SATA hard drives. The problem is no distro(redhat, suse, mandrake, xandros) I've tried supports the sata chip integrated into the system. It will boot fine without the hard drives but hangs with them installed during hardware detection. I'd really rather not have to go throught the hassle of finding a new board seeing as I will probably be upgrading my entire system in 8 months and I'd have more hardware just laying around. However an add on SATA card I could use over and over again. The problem is I don't want to buy a card only to have that also not work. Anybody have any suggestions on cards compatible with linux distributions?