Prior to building this computer I built another with the AMD Phenom II x4 955 processor, Asus M4A785T-M/CSM motherboard 8Gigs ram.
It appeared that I didn't have to use the Asus driver disk, because when I inserted disk to load the drivers it went to a prompt as if it was just a support disk instead of giving me other options. When I loaded the operating system it worked fine though.
1. Are the new motherboards bios already flashed or did the disk actually load the drivers and I was just unaware that it loaded them and went immediately to a prompt awaiting a command?
It hadn't loaded the drivers or the motherboard update drivers for windows, eventhough it comes pre-flashed.
3. I have 2 sata hard drives both are 1Tb, When dual booting am I better off having os on separate drives?
It doesn't matter being that if you install a second os it will see the other as long as you don't overwrite the partition that other os resides on. With grub2 after booting os grub update will locate other os.
I thinking about doing my dual-booting the 1st hdd after resizing if I boot from disc doesn't debian see the active partition? If so all I would need to do is load to free space, which leads to next question at the end you're prompted to load grub or grub-legacy, would either of these work with another os?
This was the case on a triple-boot system which had windows, debian and ubuntu, where debian and ubuntu although on separate drives shared swap. As for resizing partition G-parted did the trick, I haven't done anything with AMD 1095, Everything that I'm saying is being tested on emachine
t1221 512mb ram 1-30G &1-40G hdd. I'm almost ready.