I have a brand-new-today a7n8x deluxe with two Raptor SATA drives that I was hoping to install linux on. I have an oldschool "regular" hard drive in the as well temporarily to boot from. If I compile siimage right into the kernel, it doesn't ever detect the regular ATA at all. If I compile it as a module and insert it afterwards, my regular IDE stops working with errors like "hda: lost interrupt". Has anybody gotten SATA working under linux with this board?
PS It's awesome that now they have a 3com controller onboard too, so that I don't have to use their proprietary driver!