[clug] Computer Woes
steveg at magellan-technology.com
Wed Oct 18 00:25:46 GMT 2006
It's got to do with the new Intel motherboards not having integrated IDE
channels. (My 6.4GB quataum fireball is now redundant :( )
No 2.6.17 distro will boot any further than the initial popup. It sucks,
there are workarounds, most involve a SATA CD/DVD drive. If you need to
run linux on such a system I would install the (SATA) hard drive in
another machine and then just swap it over.
for more info.
Neill Cox wrote:
> Not just linux problem, but:
> I have new intel based motherboard (a Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3) but am
> having problem getting the thing to work.
> BIOS comes up fine and it will start booting from a CD (or the old
> Ubuntu installation on one of the disks) but it looks like as soon as
> the PC tries to switch video modes it all goes to crap. Sometimes I get
> random rubbish on the screen, sometimes I get a solid colour (red, green
> or blue).
> I've tried swapping out memory, fiddling with BIOS settings etc.
> I'm wondering if anyone on the list has had a similar experience? Is it
> likely that the onboard VGA is bad or is there another explanation?
> Currently I'm thinking about buying a cheap PCI video card and seeing if
> I can then boot, but I really would prefer something that has open
> source drivers.
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