Mate I didn't intentionally "shoot your post down" I just tried to explain that it contained errors, and if you read your post it says "your comp will always go to the ide first and i think
you can change that in your bios." Nothing mentioned about checking it or how to check it
I was reinforcing that by supplying extra information for the op so he could look into it further.
For me it wasn't hard to set up, I was running XP on the JB120, I connected the SATA drive, booted, checked bios to see it was recognised (it wasn't, enabled disk slot in bios so it was) went into XP > Disk Management > initialised the drive, rebooted, set Rom drive to first boot, run XP install on the SATA drive rebooted,(EDIT: Forgot to mention I set the SATA drive to first boot) deleted the partition on the JB120, recreated and formatted it then ran the Vista install from in XP.
It was so simple I find it hard to believe people have trouble with it. Maybe it is a m/board problem for them, I don't know as I have not seen any of the posts about it.
There was nothing against you personally in my post, if you took it personally I apologise.