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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.
Distribution: gentoo at home workstation, fc4 termserver, fc3 fileserver
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
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
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).
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.