So, i bought this SSD for my other portable, i installed 5.9, and everything was OK, but the hard drive always showed up as hdb. So i thought: "That's not right, it should be hda". I checked the BIOS and the drive was not being recognized. So i put the jumper on the drive and it is now being recognized by the BIOS but the computer won't boot. I checked with 5.8 Live and the drive's showing up as hda now.
The computer freezes after LiLo. Some of the lights in the computer start to flash but i can't tell what message the computer displays because of the splash screen. . . probably "kernel panic?"