I recently installed an SATA (samsung spinpoint 80GB) hard disk, this is mostly likely causing the problem that I cannot even start the installation of Fedora Core 2 or SUSE 9.1 Pro. What happens after i boot from the installation cd is that it gives me the first few normal messages and when it's about to launch the installer the computer restarts itself. So is there anyway to get it to install apart from using an ATA hard disk in installation?
Asus P4p800 (springdale chipset)
Intel Pentium 4 2.4ghz
512MB DDR Ram
Samsung 52/24/52 CDRW
Samsung spinpoint 80GB
Hercules Fortissimo soundcard
D-link 530TX+ NIC
SUSE 9.1 pro worked completely fine on this computer before i installed an SATA hard disk (now i can't install any distro of linux).