I've been downloading different types of linux for awhile now, and can't get ANY to run properly on this machine. I've used linux before so I'd like to think it isn't me. Most of the distros I tried are LiveCDs and they don't even boot properly. I just need a recommendation or something that will work with this hardware without giving me a lot of problems. My hardware is:
HDD(1)-320GB SATA (has Windows on it)
HDD(2)-80GB IDE (what I want to put linux on)
Graphics-Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT
DVD drive-Lite-on SATA DVD burner
Maybe some of you could point me in the right direction of something I could try. I've tried KNOPPIX, Gentoo, SLAX, DamnSmallLinux, Sabayon, FreeBSD, PCBSD, DesktopBSD, and some others that I can't recall because I pitched the cds. I'm running low on CD-r's so I'd like to find an OS that works without having to buy more :D. Thanks.