I just built a computer. Intel DG965WHMK (media board)Cedar mill Celeron(356 3.33GHz) (2WD 250 caviar Sata II HDDs)(2 Pioneer DVD burners)(2GB kingston 667MHz RAM) I installed XP MCE2005 on a 40 GB partition on Drive 0. The drives are configured as IDE, No RAID just volume storage. The BIOS boot order is (allegedly) set to; DVD 1, DVD 2, Floppy, then HDD. I have several Linux Distro sets, all of which have been hashed and verified after burning. Most of them simply hang after I hit <enter> to install in GUI. Ubuntu is unsuccessful at booting a live session on the machine. SUSE 10.0 tells me something like "Cool computer dude, did you want to install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine?" I tell it yes, press <enter>, then it hangs. Now,what I really wanted to install is Fedora Core 6. I downloaded the x86_64 version 'n everthin'. When I try to install that it tells me I can't boot from the CD drive, then asks for a scsi driver or raid driver (Loooong list). I tried unplugging the second HDD so as not to confuse the issue, didn't help. The Intel Mobo only has 1 IDE channel (connector) which is being used for the 2 DVD drives. The HDDs are hooked to SATA 0 & SATA 1. I feel like I'm missing some subtlety. Please, show me the error of my ways.