Originally posted by xstormos
someone checked compatibility and it appears that Mandrake and Fedora are non-compatible with my motherboard anyway. i am thinking about partitioning the sata drive now anyway and using the ide is a shared resource.
That's an excellent idea. If you have an athlon xp CPU, may I recommend the very nice motherboard that I am running: Abit NF7S version 2. Do not make the mistake of getting the NF7S-2, which is a different board with nearly the same name, $30 less in price, and about 50% of the performance.
Mandrake 10 recognized it right off and it works great. Plus, it was $100 at http://www.newegg.com