Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya
I would have said this too....But I believe OP is from India as well, and I can understand that downloading F12 dvd is going to take a lot of time (may be days) here. So till the time he can lay hands on it, FC4 can just make his machine usable.
This can depend on where you are - in Bangalore I discovered there were several active LUGs and Internet Cafes (IIRC: they were not called
that, but I forget what) which were able to provide recent install DVDs of pretty much anything.
Admittedly not all India is Bangalore - India is a country of contrasts. Stuck on a slow or unreliable connection - reach out to the local free software community. Some of the members are prepared to mail or otherwise get disks to others.
It is possible that you know someone who can help out like this.
FC4 to SATA ...
IIRC: there is a magic incantation for doing this.
Setting the sata mode to "legacy" or similar name (bioses have different names for this for some reason) is the first part - I used to routinely advise switching off "advanced power management" type stuff too. At the install stage you also have to pass
linux all-legacy-ide nommconf noapic nolapic
at the "boot:" prompt. (The last two may not be needed.)
We do not expect FC4 to support hotplugging, persistent drives, onboard raid, and other modern PC hardware features - though USB does work manually.