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Sata drivers are included with Linux. If it still can't see your disk, than I'm afraid you're out of luck. Unless you could be a bit more specific about the other hardware in your machine: usually it's not the disk that is to blame but the motherboard.
Location: Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod Region, Sarov town
Distribution: Mandriva 2007, Fedore Core 6
I have motherboard which includes Promise controller.
Linux driver is contained on support disk.
I copied this driver to a floppy disk and began to install Linux. During instalation I load driver from a floppy disk.
Know the troubles with having a sata drive. Some of the live distro's will let you compile and run the drivers from the live disk...albeit a very slow process. the 64 bit versions sometimes have more support for the newer sata raid controllers.