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Fedora Core 2 Install Experience with D865perl Motherboard
This by all means may not work for everybody and I can't explain why it happened I can just guess. I want to thank all the people and their suggestions on this forum.
I run an Intel D865perl motherboard,2.6 gig Intel P4,512 meg ram. Two 80 gig hard drives. The first 80 gig is Windows XP. Second 80 gig is for Fedora and data backups. Drive 2 the first 20 gig is for Fedora. The second 60 gig is for file backups and Norton ghost 2003 images. I never do anything without a current image file. It saved my butt at least 10 times during install of Fedora Core 2.
The first problem was the partition alignment problem. And it will blow your MBR away on your first hard drive. The only way I could recover from that was to use fdisk and delete the partition completely. If I didn't I couldn't even get my Windows CD's to read. Tried everything from changing the BIOS setting for the drive to LBA and etc, etc. During the install I noticed that I was getting the message unable to open package hit enter to retry everything looked good but it was not. X wouldn't start and alot of other things were happening. I reloaded Core 1 with everything and of cousre it worked fine. Then did an upgrade on core 2 and canceled not ignored the partition error messages and loaded grub on the first sector of the second drive not in the MBR. The install went without any errors and I was up and running. The next thing I saw was the KDE startup windows was out of alignment. It was off to the right and when you log out and tried to reboot you had to find the right spot for the button. When I changed the resolution to 800X600 everything realigned itself.
Duel Booting with XP boot manager (My perference.)
Use your rescue CD to boot to Fedora. Run the command
dd if=/dev/hda5 of=boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
If hda5 is not your boot partition change it. Type df to determine which hda# your using. A file named boot.lnx has been created. Do an ls -l boot.lnx to confirm this. Mount your floppy drive insert a dos diskette and use the command mcopy boot.lnx a: or if your internet is up email the file to yourself. reboot to Windows XP. Copy the file to your C:/ Open the boot.ini file and add a line at the end c:\boot.lnx="Fedora Core 2". Then save it. When you reboot your XP the boot manager will come up. When you chose Fedora it jumps to Grub on the second drive.
Now the sound issue. Do some research for your sound system (This applies to a D865perl board.)
Get the six files Verison 1.0.4 from alsa-project.org.
Unzip all to a folder. Login as root. Commands are as follows.
Change to the driver directory
./configure --with-cards=intel8x0 --with-oss=yes --with-sequencer=yes
make && make install
chkconfig --add alsasound
Now edit your modules.conf and your modprobe.conf files and add these lines to the end.
# Alsa Portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
# OSS/Free Portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# Card 1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
Save it do the same for your modprobe.conf file.
Go back to your root directory and run the command.