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Yes, it is on CABLE SELECT, just checked. I even tried to make Linux and Linux SWAP partitions with Partition Magic 7 Pro(even through installation programm should do it itself also), but still no help. :-(
Wait, do you have this thing connected to a Highpoint Ata/100 RAID controller?
If so there are a number of threads about how the RH stock kernels have issues with it as well as there being problems with earlier versions of the HPT bios that shipped with those. Basically, its going to be a nightmare to try to install off of that controller. If you have a normal IDE channel free, use that!
I haven't used Mandrake 8.1's stock kernel with that ATA/Raid controller yet. I have the older Highpoint controller in my one Slackware box, but only bothered to get it to work (as an IDE channel, not raid), after a kernel re-compile.
If you want to see if the Mandrake default kernel will detect the HPT controller, and therefore the hard drive attached to it, boot the machine using the CD, get a bash shell somehow, probably Alt+F2 during the Graphic install and type: "dmesg | more" to get the kernel's record of hardware recognition. If you see something in there labelled something like: [HPT] and a recognition of a third IDE channel (which hopefully is what it did by default), then there's probably something you have to tweak in BIOS. If there's nothing, you're going to have to install using a normal ata100 IDE channel on that mobo, then I recommend grabbing a new kernel source from www.kernel.org, compiling it, and then boot that one (still with the HD connected to the normal IDE controller), see if it recognizes the HPT controller in "dmesg", and then try swapping the drives, making sure to disable the original IDE controller in BIOS so the HPT wil identify as IDE:0, otherwise the kernel is going to be looking for the root filesystem in the wrong place. This is of course if it doesn't need a BIOS update (search the forums for [drjimstuckinwin and raid]).
Sounds like a hastle? It is. Windows support for ata133 still sucks right now and Linux support for nearly everything (Nvidia excluded) lags behind because kernel hackers usually have to make the drivers after the kit makes it to market.
Honestly, unless you're doing some very high end graphics work, running a huge server, or are playing Quake 3 like a maniac (with a very fat connection), you're not going to notice the performance difference between ata100 and ata133. Anyway, it'll give you something to do after you feel comfortable hacking Linux...
Or, lastly, you could try one of the other current distros and see if their default kernel will handle that controller. My recomendations would either be RedHat or SuSe, but probably SuSe.