I rather doubt it; I didn't have any issues whatsoever installing with an ASUS P5B mobo - it has one of those "blessed" JMicron monsters too...
As for the kernel in question, yes, that does look suspicious. Most distros do not support JMicron until 2.6.18 - but Mandriva seems to have added some patches so that their 2.6.17 does recognize the controller.
Btw, I've been using Mandriva 2007.1 since RC1.
Last edited by jay73; 04-09-2007 at 02:28 AM.