Originally posted by Nerox
What to do if you are not able to install Linux on the SATA HDD. Does he need to type a command at the installation process?
I could only answer that question for Slackware-10.0.
What distribution is he attempting to install?
I know without a doubt that the 2.4.27 and later kernels
support SATA, and some earlier ones might. There are too
many variables to discuss without complete information
about his system.
Your question above does not provide any foundational
information for giving you an intelligent reply. It's similar
to asking, "Does a vehicle require a key to start it?"