Need help on finding a Linux Distro. that works with my Hardware
Hello to all.
Firstly thanks to everyone who has helped me with my problems so far. I wanted to find the Thread I originally got help but cant find it anymore, so here I go.
I have downloaded the following
Redhat 9.0 ISO (Disk 1-3)
Mandrake 9.1 (Disk 1-3)
Slackware 9.1 (Disk 1-3)
the following is my hardware (short list) <-- important stuff
Abit IC7 BIOS 17 (Intel i875p chipset) 3.6 GHz P4, 1.1GHz FSB HT
2 WD 360GD Raptors (Windows <--will stay this way)
4 WD400BB P-ATA Drives on Silicon image 680 (works fine in all Distros I have tried)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (agpgart cant be initialized)
I have tried for 6 days now to get 1 Linux version to install 3D acell correctly.
I set the disk up the following way
#1 WD400BB M1
#2 WD400BB S1
#3 WD400BB M2
#4 WD400BB S2
#1 250MB /boot; 4000MB /swap; rest /backup
#2 40GB /home
#3 Software Raid<<<<<
/ == 80GB /dev/md0 mounted as /
#4 Software Raid<<<<<
I installed everything, the system runs perfectly. I boot with the smp enabled kernel and almost all is fine.
Now I have read that support for the AGP 8x (which the ATI drivers need) are only supportet in Kernel 2.6
I download the 2.6 kernel and enable in "make xconfig" the i875p AGP support.
But everytime i make "make modules_install" I get an Error 1 and Error 2 saying raid0.o cannot be found.
Please someone help me to get 3 D accelt working with this. I am a semi-newbie I followed many guides on the web. But I just cant get it to work. I dont want SATA or the other 3 drives in linux. I can do the "hd*=noprobe" so it doesnt check and try to mount my other 3 drives so that ok.
All I need is a good guide to enable AGP on the i875p, and how to get this darn 2.6 Kernel to work. i dont care which Distro I use as long as it works.
Last edited by tillyoubreakit; 10-13-2003 at 06:54 PM.