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Old 12-20-2004, 12:37 AM   #1
hiejoen
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Which distro for AMD64 ?


Dear List,

I have an AMD64 platform and want to install Linux as my OS.
My platform specification are:

- Mainboard MSI K8N Neo Platinum
- AMD64 3200+ socket 754 CPU

I need to utilize nVidia RAID capability because this machine have to run as a database server. What is your recommended distro (32bit or 64bit) ?


TIA
HJ
 
Old 12-20-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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Mandrake 9.2, Suse 9.2, Gentoo,Netbsd. I dont have 64bit cpu(only 32bit). I currently use mandrake10.1 ce and windows xp dualboot as my workstation. Freebsd and slackware as my servers.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 12:25 AM   #3
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Originally posted by cyto
Mandrake 9.2, Suse 9.2, Gentoo,Netbsd. I dont have 64bit cpu(only 32bit). I currently use mandrake10.1 ce and windows xp dualboot as my workstation. Freebsd and slackware as my servers.
Thank's for your response.

Mandrake 10.1 Official download (386) hang on loading sata_nv driver.
I prefer FreeBSD but 5.3 (386 and amd64) release doesn't work with my mobo. I decide to use Fecora Core 3.

HJ
 
Old 12-22-2004, 05:42 AM   #4
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Mandrake 10.1 official download isn't 64 bit. U have to buy mandrake 64 bit version. Same with suse(i guess). Anyway good luck. Thanks for ur effort.
Have a happy christmas.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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welcome to hell , seriously
it took me all of 3 days to get 64bit gentoo workin
2.6.9- is a mess dont use it
i had a perfectly functioning 2.6.7 system...thats a good bet
if u have SATA be careful - the deprecated drivvers on 2.6.9 work .. not the other ones
yuo will need to do a lot of stuff in order to get a functioning kde environment
such as
hacking the kdemultimedia ebuild (they use a ppc64 patch)
libtool - recompiling
,,,,
dont want to give it all away
but its well worth it
go 2.6.7 though if u want no hassle
goodluck
rohan
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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I haven't had any problems so far with AMD64 and Gentoo (linux 2.6.9). I did my first install over the past two nights (new to gentoo) and it took forever but it is working. Tonight's challenge is getting the SATA controller recognized and working (I set two 200GB disks to RAID 1).

Motherboard: ASUS K8N-E DLX
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
RAM: 1 GB

(1) IDE 200 GB
(2) RAID 1 200 GB SATA
(1) Extra 160 GB SATA storage

This is my first system with four disks so I'm hoping it goes well. I'm going to document it online so if anyone else goes down my path they won't have the problems I've had.

But overall it's been a good learning experience. Once I get MySQL 4.1 I'll be unstoppable. Muhahaha.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 05:44 PM   #7
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I am having the same kind of problem installing gentoo w/ SATA drives. My system hangs when it gets to"scanning for sata_nv". I even tried to install from my Fedora Core 3 and i had problems when trying to partition it. Since i want to give gentoo a try i would like to get it to work. I just recently downloaded the newest 64 bit version for this OS. I only have one drive that is the seagate SATA drive so it has to be able to read and partition that drive. I even used seagate's tool to partition it first to see if that was the problem but w/ no change.

Btw, my mobo detects the sata drive correctly in the BIOS. I have a asus A8N-VM CSM.

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by leosgb; 01-30-2006 at 05:53 PM.
 
  


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