Multiple hardware issues / multiple distros
Just posting in this section should tell you that I am very new to this. I have attempted to install three different distributions of *nix without success. I have been to the HCL here and not found my hardware but I am convinced that the error is in what I am doing, not what I am installing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My primary choice is Solaris; I need to learn as much as I can because it is what I will be tested on. This choice failed because of my NIC card (unsupported) took me a week in the Solaris forum and many Google searches to learn that.
My second choice was Fedora Core, bought the (huge book) and install DVD just knowing it would work for me. Nope, not a chance, does not see my HDDs during install. When the install guide gave me the choice to add drivers I added all the SATA drivers to no avail.
I then decided to read through here and find the distro that seems to work for everyone yet expandable to where I can use it to learn with. The Ubuntu Bible now became my new paperweight. When I boot the DVD my screen goes blank and a “no signal” dialog box appears.
There is no way I believe all this is a problem with software. Here is my hardware, what should I do?
GA MA770-DS3 motherboard (supported all distro HCL, not found here)
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS video card (supported Solaris, Red Hat, not found here)
Seagate ST3160815AS and ST3500418AS HDDs (HCL not found)
Everything is used onboard except video card. Drives are without jumpers and connected to the motherboard at the 0 and 1 slots. They are not configured in an array. The 160gb drive in my windows drive and the 500gb is for *nix.
Thank you for taking the time to read all this.
Last edited by stilllearing; 01-27-2010 at 08:06 PM.