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Old 05-22-2002, 12:45 PM   #1
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New ASUS A7V333-R ... Comments for a Linux box?


http://usa.asus.com/mb/socketa/a7v333/overview.htm

This is my NEWEST "If only I could afford it!!" motherboard. I'm an Asus advocate and wanted to see what others might have to say about this board and it's plusses & minuses for a Linux box. I drool over many things in my search for the "bigger & better" box and this is the one for the month. Thanks and if you know of any other manufacturer's boards that make YOU drool, i'd love to see them!
 
Old 05-22-2002, 01:40 PM   #2
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I have to agree Taz, ATA133/RAID support, USB 2.0 (like I've ever used that goop), and crack monkey quick 333Mhz DDR support are cool, real cool. But really, even though the specs are little lower, why have one when you can have two:

http://www.tyan.com/products/html/tigermpx.html

I wonder what would be the toy to buy if we were playing the "money is a joke" game?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-22-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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You'll have to upgrade to 2.4.19 as soon as it comes out for support for the southbridge on this board.
 
Old 05-23-2002, 02:06 PM   #4
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Thanks Aussie, good too know. I'd not taken that into account. Finegan, dang! Yeah i'd take that MPX board ANY day. Pretty nice for a dual system. Now! Is there a 333Mghz Dual board out yet to drool over? Crack Monkey quick! lol that busts me up!!!!
 
Old 07-12-2002, 07:49 AM   #5
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ASUS A7V333 + RAID 0 + dual boot ?

Questions, questions, questions ....

I am a pre-Linux newbie who is building a signal analysis workstation based on the ASUS A7V333 motherboard and want to use the onboard Promise 20276 ATA133 RAID controller for RAID-0 (striping).

Because several of my critical applications are based on Windows NT/2000, I need to make this a dual boot system. Otherwise, I plan on living a Bill Gates free lifestyle.

(1) Are there any special issues I need to be aware of when I configure a dual boot system with RAID?

(2) Linux won't read the Windows 2000 NTFS filesystem, will it? Should I create a small Windows FAT 16 partition as a bridge between FAT32 and Linux?

(3) Any recommendations for Linux distribution of the decade? SUSE? Red Hat?

Thanks.

Derek Eder
derek.eder@neuro.gu.se
 
Old 07-12-2002, 05:17 PM   #6
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1) Yes, no current distro ships with a kernel that supports that RAID card. Support is included in 2.4.19, which is still at rc-1. This can be solved by compiling your own custom kernel, or waiting 2-3 months until a distro releases on 2.4.19.

2) Yes, Linux can read, but not write (reliably) an NTFS partition. Linux can read-write FAT 32 and FAT 16.

3) RH probably as their install will hand lead you through a raid configuration, and they will probably release first.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 07-14-2002, 06:20 AM   #7
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Just found something else to drool over... I was checking out other architectures when:
http://store.sun.com/catalog/doc/Bro...html?cid=70636
BAM, 3 milion Dollars.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 07:05 AM   #8
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Oooohhh...imagine playing quake on that........
 
Old 07-14-2002, 07:54 AM   #9
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LOL, or TuxRacer he he he he
 
Old 07-14-2002, 07:55 AM   #10
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I don't think it comes with a monitor, what a rip
 
  


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