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Athlon64X2 + Xpress 200 Upgrade equates to Uplate

Posted 12-15-2005 at 04:06 AM by carl0ski

I Recently ploped down the cash on a MS-RS482M4 to accomidate a Athlon 64 X2.
Replacing an honourable Athlon XP (may its ashes rest in peace)

I installed Mandriva 2006 X86_64 on my new beast with a few hiccups.

First for some bizarre reason the Kernel on the install disc doesnt boot past IDE and SATA controllers unless
# noapic
is passed to the kernel like so
# linux noapic

that isnt a big deal however whenever noapic is passed in the kernel almost all onboard components do not work
#Realtek 10/100
#Realtek 7.1 HD ac97
#USB ports.
definetly do not work when noapic is passed.

but heres where things get strange once installation is finished
you must NOT! add noapic or nolocalapic as the computer will not boot if there is a USB device plugged and NIC will not connect ever!

but once i got past here all smooth sailing,
Well allllmost!! :(

to be concluded
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