I've previously used a couple of the more common flavours of Linux on laptops and in VMs, and recently on the Raspberry Pi, and I'm now taking the plunge and trying to use it on my primary desktop. For those interested, the impetus for this change was that I was due to reinstall my Windows 7 partition, and I got to thinking what I really needed Windows for. Seeing as TF2 and L4D2 are both linux-friendly, the answer doesn't amount to much. I am still planning to keep a Win 7 boot disk in my machine for when I get the itch to play other games.
The purpose of this topic is to find the drivers I need to get the same setup I'm used to in my prior dual boot machines. I don't care about being able to access boot partitions between OSs, but I do need to access data partitions, containing music, documents, video files and the like. Only complicating factor is I have the aforementioned files stored on a RAID array built using the motherboard RAID tool in BIOS. Obviously, this array is formatted NTFS, as it was created when I only used Windows.
My motherboard is the one in the title, Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5. I'm hoping someone knows from prior experience where the ideal drivers are found. I'm going to be looking as well, and will update if I find anything. As a starting point, Windows drivers are available here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=3417#dl
Thanks for any help you can offer, and I'm looking forward to trying out Mint 16!