Red Hat install problems

Q I recently bought an Intel 865 desktop board. I have a Seagate 120GB SATA hard drive. I tried installing Red Hat 9 on it, but with no success. Can you tell me which Linux flavour I should use? Will Mandrake 10.1 detect my Seagate SATA hard disk?

A Red Hat 9.0 lacks support for the SATA chipsets that are used by the current motherboards, so a more recent Linux distribution will be necessary. If you want to stick to the Red Hat line of distribution, Fedora is a great choice and continues to use the RPM packages that anyone who has used Red Hat will be used to. As another option, Mandrake or SUSE will also work with SATA if a current release is used.

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