I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 and remove my existing Windows Installation. Ubuntu loads fine from the optical drive but then can't find a hard drive to install itself to. Both my optical / hard drive are SATA. I read somewhere that if my bios settings have my SATA Controller running in IDE mode that I should switch them to AHCI. I tried this and now the optical disk isn't recognized either (it just fails to boot from cd and jumps to windows after a spell).
I do so badly want to replace Windows, but I'm not off to a good start. Any suggestions?