Originally posted by Makaveli213
I have tried several different build of Linux. From PCLinuxOS to Fedora. Not one of which i have been able to use to install Linux. It could be that i dont know what i am fully doing. But i have also gotten very good guidance and still have not been able to get Linux to detect my HDD's.
I will download and try to install the Ubantu that you pointed out above and see if i can get that working for me.
Well one things for sure and that's that it is not the fact that they are SATA, you may need to go into your BIOS and change them to "normal" mode ... we had to do that with a bunch of new Dells in the computer lab.
If that doesn't work then you either have a really obscure SATA controller that's not supported, or just have bad luck.
It is more likely that the devil is out to get you, than Linux not supporting your SATA controller.