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Old 11-17-2006, 06:10 AM   #16
valnar
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[QUOTE=turkeybrain]Would anyone know if this chipset happens to be alright?
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I don't know if the nForce 590 would be any better. You'll have to google around. Anything brand new will have limited support in Linux.

I don't know if you use Ubuntu or not, but the nice thing about it is it updates every 6 months. I would guess the the next release (Feisty) in April will have support for any PC you are considering. Or you can always buy something with a slightly older chipset.

What are you looking to do? How much power do you need? Since you're running Linux, I assume the latest and greatest Direct3D games under Windows is not a concern?

Robert
 
Old 11-17-2006, 07:18 PM   #17
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I'm currently only running Windows 98 at the moment due to my system's limited amount of resources (i.e. 10gb HDD, not enough space to bother dualbooting).

My plan is to buy something better and faster and then dualboot, probably starting with Ubuntu. I would still like to have some gaming power behind it, which is why I'm looking mostly at gaming systems. I suppose I'm a power user, which my current 600mhz doesn't particularly like me for!

I still use Windows as my main OS, as I have absolutely no idea how to use Linux properly, and I haven't been able to find time in the year (I'm a student) to figure it out.

I suppose I'm looking for as much power as possible on my limited budget (around $1500 AUD)
 
Old 11-17-2006, 07:54 PM   #18
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I suppose if you can show me to some Australian computer builders, I could point out some of the better ones for Linux, but I don't know what is available to you.

email me at valnar (at) yahoo (dot) com
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:05 PM   #19
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Thanks for the offer. I may take some time in taking you up though, as I am currently in the middle of exams... (which is the main reason I haven't had much chance to look around locally yet)
 
Old 01-06-2007, 11:53 AM   #20
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Ufff, this will be boring but i need to ask. I need help with GRUB and Asus P5B motherboard. My configurations is
Asus P5B
Intel 805 CPU
NVidia 7600GT
2x512MB DDR2
DVD-RW
sata 120Gb Maxtor
sata 160Gb Maxtor
sata 250Gb Maxtor

I have winXP ok my 160Gb hdd and FC6 on 120Gb hdd
I download kernel source 2.6.19 and make new kernel (FC6 have 2.6.18-1)
My problem is that i cannot boot fc6 with new kernel. i always getting message 'VFS cannot mount root'
my grub.conf is :
default=1
timeout=1
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu

title Fedora Core (2.6.19) Test 1
root (hd0,0)
kernel /bzImage ro root=/dev/sda2 rhgb
title Default Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
module /initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen.img
I can boot with default kernel but with Test 1 cannot. I try to change 'root=LABEL=/1' , 'root=/dev/sda' , try to add 'ide-scsi' and a lot of other options but allways get same error message.
My disk conf is
/dev/sda1 /boot
/dev/sda2 /
/dev/sda3 swap
/dev/sda4 ntfs partition (without OS just for data's)
/dev/sdb1 WinXP OS
/dev/sdc1 ntfs partition (without OS just for data's)

Also my kernel config ( part of devices ) is
#
# ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support
#
CONFIG_IDE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y
#
# SCSI device support
#
CONFIG_RAID_ATTRS=m
CONFIG_SCSI=y
CONFIG_SCSI_NETLINK=y
CONFIG_SCSI_PROC_FS=y
#
# Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers
#
CONFIG_ATA=y
CONFIG_ATA_PIIX=y
CONFIG_SATA_INTEL_COMBINED=y
CONFIG_PATA_JMICRON=y
CONFIG_PATA_MPIIX=y
CONFIG_PATA_OLDPIIX=y

Does anyone know where i make mistake ? grub, kernel or something else. With kernel 2.6.18 whitch i get when i'm install FC6 all works fine

Thx in advance
Anton
 
  


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