Installing Linux for the first time
I'm new to Linux, and i wish to install Suse 9.0. The problem is that i am using S-ATA (ich5r chipset, 1 disk) and the installation hangs at bootup. In the bios, i switched to Compatability mode and it booted fine, but later gave me a message that no hard drives could be found. This happened on both Suse, Gentoo and Fedora (latest distros).
I take it that i need Kernel 2.6 etc to make it work with S-ATA? Are there any distros available with 2.6 yet? Or is there anyway i can pre-compile a 2.6 kernel for installation with Suse 9.0?