Currently, AHCI is the standard interface between a host and SATA storage devices. Windows XP does not come with a built-in AHCI driver which may prevent it from detecting a computer's storage device. I describe a common solution to this problem and how it worked out for me.
Last week I replaced Gentoo Linux with LXLE on my parents' computer. Gentoo is a very flexible distribution but it was overkill for my parents who use their computer only to browse the web and send e-mails. Moreover, the build times for Firefox and LibreOffice were really long so I wanted a replacement for Gentoo. Ideally, the new distribution should be lightweight, popular, have long-term support, and provide binaries. Lubuntu and LXLE caught my attention because they were using LXDE, a no-frills desktop environment. After testing these distributions in a QEMU/KVM virtual machine, I decided to install LXLE because of the preinstalled weather app Typhoon and the random wallpaper switch in the taskbar.