LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
sturla
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Haven't decided yet.
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Help. Linux compatibility...


Can I by this for my new PC?

AMD Athlon 64

MSI K8N Ultra SLI mainboard. -> nForce4 , PCI-E (SLI), SATA and GbLan. Any problems?

ASUS Geforce 6600 pcie VGA card.

Sata disk drive.

Can I also use my old 80 gb IDE drive together with my SATA disk. Will this cause problems? Nice for extra storage.

Pleas help me somebody who knows these things.

In advance. Thanks.


Sturla
 
Old 04-22-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
Chromezero
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Arizona
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL, others
Posts: 470

Rep: Reputation: 40
I can't answer all your questions, but I can answer a few...

First, you may want to take a look at the Hardware Compatibility List

My 2 cents on the hardware in question...

AMD Athlon 64- yes you can use it. my 64 3000+ runs like a champ.

MSI K8N Ultra SLI mainboard- Should be ok, but not 100% sure.

ASUS Geforce 6600 pcie VGA card- I'm currently using a Chaintech Gforce 6600GT PCIe and it works fine with lastest drivers.

Sata disk drive- Alot of folks are having problems installling onto SATA. I never could get SuSE installed on a SATA, but it was detected after I ran SuSE's updates. It's currently being used as storage space.

IDE and SATA hard drives together- yes, you can run both of them if your motherboard supports them both. I currently have 2 IDE's and 1 SATA in my main box. I'm guessing you're plan was to install your preferred distro on the SATA and use the IDE as storage?(see above)
 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:50 AM   #3
sturla
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Haven't decided yet.
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks

Mostly I am worried about the motherboard. Newest nForce tech and all. I'll have to dig some more I guess. But thanks anyway
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
compatibility of linux vsudha Linux - Software 1 10-18-2005 01:23 AM
best PDAs for linux compatibility? shishimo Linux - Hardware 4 02-08-2005 11:01 AM
Linux Compatibility idkb Linux - Wireless Networking 1 09-01-2004 10:58 AM
Linux Compatibility? jckings Linux - Hardware 1 06-03-2004 04:35 AM
Linux compatibility Susan Linux - Newbie 1 09-29-2001 12:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration