Well, I'm a real distro breaker at times, but I could not succeed in breaking PCLinuxOS so far. That's why I try so hard to make as many french remasters as possible.
No boot on SATA ?
I installed 2010 beta1 on this machine: Netbook N210
As you see, sata hard drive, usb boot only (did it from usb key by copying the files to fat32 fs + grub + menu.lst made out of the isolinux.cfg boot lines). It runs fine, my son has allready used if for sending mails to his generous donator. ^^
(He is waiting forward to get the full Battle for Wesnoth to reboot it more often... but we'll try to install the next beta2 on it before wesnoth will be available
Else, thoses who will say Pclos don't work on 64bits will also be deceived, as this is a small but powerful 64bits 1.66 Ghz processor.
This guy saying PCLinuxOS beta1 does not boot to his drive might
just be a cheap consumer ?