Yes this is a brand new XP Home system, pre-installed by Dell.
As I say, the linux partitions have already been created by me using Partition Magic 8.0.
Ubunta 5.10 can see the SATA partitions, but Mandriva 2006 can not.
I can not just install the Ubunta CD I have, as it does not contain the development tools, and I particularly use linux for development.
Mandriva needs to be able to access the SATA drives using the Intel 82801GB controler - if anyone hears of any progress on this, please let me know.
Last edited by Beau Webber; 01-07-2006 at 08:05 AM.