So far I've failed to find anything that will boot properly on the hardware I have at the moment...
Let me give some background:
I have previously installed Mandriva (was my favoured distro for a long time from back in the Mandrake days) and more recently been a fan of Gentoo - both on multiple configurations.
However my current machine refuses to work with anything other than (sorry to say this) MS Vista
I tried Knoppix, LFS, Deb and Ubuntu as well as my favoured distros.
A pattern has emerged: either they don't want to see my NV RAID array or they freeze at boot.
The only distro I have tried that does none of the above is gentoo - this one crashes my wireles router as soon as I bring up wlan0 (windows machines and other distros work fine with the WLAN).
Am I destined to be stuck with windows here or is there a fix to get Mandriva 2009 to boot?
AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition
ASRock K10N750SLI-WiFi motherboard
2x 500GB HDD (Samsung Spinpoint SATA, RAID0 connected to NV RAID controller on mobo)
2x nVidia 8800GT graphics
All latest bios flashes and firmware applied - if details of my DVD-RW drives are required then let me know (both are IDE)