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Old 09-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #1
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Question Gigabyte DS3R motherboard


The Motherboard with P45 chipset won't see PCLinuxOS. Apparently needs an update of the Intel chipset driver or bias update. Any info?

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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hey,
you try to check main supported linux or not
 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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Check the review of the motherboard on the Phoronix Linux hardware site.

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Gigabyte EP45-DS3L & EP45T-DS3R
Published on August 18, 2008


With the Intel ICH10/ICH10R Southbridge a distribution using the Linux 2.6.26 kernel or newer is required.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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Thanks to all Problem solved
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:38 AM   #5
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If you still want to upgrade your BIOS, I'm assuming your board is the GA-EP45T-DS3R, please specify the full name next time.
Go here and download the BIOS update files:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2851
Then use either unrar or 7z (7zip) on it to unrar the hidden rar file inside the exe. One of the files is called 'ep4tds3r.f3', that is what must be flashed to the BIOS. To do this, put it on a floppy disk and reboot. Gigabyte boards have a special feature where when you boot, go into the BIOS options and look for Q-flash, it's a small DOS implementation that will let you flash BIOS from your floppy drive. If that doesn't work get a FreeDOS floppy and use the provided 'FLASHSPI.EXE' to flash the BIOS. Be careful because you can brick you machine with a bad BIOS flash.
 
Old 10-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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The Motherboard with P45 chipset won't see PCLinuxOS. Apparently needs an update of the Intel chipset driver or bias update. Any info?

jwilliam
I think this mobo supported linux

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