Originally posted by Electro
Any distribution will work, but hard drives are fixed hardware which the software (kernel) will check as is. Seagate SATA hard drives has problems enabling DMA. I suggest returning the hard drive or selling it and get either a Western Digital or Hitachi. Maxtor also has problem while using DMA. It is best to use PATA hard drives to install Linux first and then copy the files to the SATA drive. This just makes the installation process easier.
Is there a procedure somewhere for installing on a PATA hard drive then transferring to a SATA drive, or is it just as simple as it sounds? I am in a similar situation, but I have an older 6GB hard drive I can install FC4 on, and then transfer it to my 80GB Western Digital SATA drive, but I have never done that before.
I am still a
when it comes to Fedora/Linux in general, but I am well versed in Micro$oft.