the HDD is SATA so the CD drive is the only one on there. I've tried to boot from cd even without an HDD plugged in same result. Tried a different cable too, no dice. The drive seems to be working, but there is some possiblity its bad. As of now it looks like the most likely culpret is the motherboard.
Opteron 175 + Scythe Infinity
2 gigs corsair XMS DDR 400
XFX geforce 6800 XT
30G Maxtor + 250G Maxtor
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