I'd be really grateful if anyone could recommend a good motherboard
that has SATA 2 capability (and preferably multiprocessor capability
too) that is supported by Centos 4.4. ie, I will be able to install
Centos 4.4 on it, using SATA 2 drives, without having to compile a new
kernel or load a driver disc.

If this isn't possible, the next best alternative would be for one
where the driver disc is freely available and will work. :-)

Many thanks in advance,