I just bought this motherboard (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=K10N78-1394
) for a new storage server. I put six SATAII disks on it and then I planned to install CentOS 5.2 (x86_64) (which seemed to be the latest release though maybe not that fresh).
I have set the system BIOS to operate in AHCI mode, whatever that means. (It doesn't seem to make any difference if I choose IDE or RAID either.) The Linux installation runs until it's time to set up the partitions. - No disks can be found. :( Loading the AHCI (or was it ACHI?) driver takes ages and probably times out.
Whatever could be wrong here? Is the distro too old? Is my 500W supply to weak for the six disks, a couple of fans and the motherboard? The CPU takes 65W. Is there some incompatibility issue with this MB?