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Old 02-01-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora core 10 installation problems with asus m3n78 pro

Been up for the last 3 days trying to install fedora core 10 0n asus m3n78 pro mother board with AMD phenom quad core, 8GB 1066 DDR2. 4x500GB Sata drives = 2TB

This mother board has a whole slew of problems when it comes to linux installations

1. None of the distros ( FC 10, Rhat 5, FC 4 etc) can recognize the SATA drives and barf saying no media found for installation.

I tried several combos for the SATA drives to be recognized during install but did not help ( AHCI, IDE mode RAID 5) etc.

I get strange messages like...


Unable to initialize device etc...

ANy help will be appreciated.

Mobo specs

nvidia geforce 8300 chipset
nvidia gigabit mac
Old 02-01-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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Hi, I have a similar motherboard, an m3n78-eh

Mine does not have a graphics chip on board.

I managed to install Mandriva with sata, but after install I had to change the bios to ahci.

And it booted fine, I had to allow winxp to find the new drivers, But who cares about that anyway.

Maybe some hacking could help you too.

regards, Glenn


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