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Old 05-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #16
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So, you're messing around inside the case, and pulling out the ethernet cord, and this causes the crash ?

If that's the case, there's not much I can do to help, only to say, stop doing that.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:30 PM   #17
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very funny..

i've just built the setup and i followed your advice, i think this motherboard is creepy, i disabled extra peri's such as the buit in firewire but then i disabled ethernet (cuz i don't need it) the computer won't boot (bios is updated) so i resetted the bios, loaded default settings and did it all again, saved ethernet for last, comp won't boot.. lol.. if i leave ethernet enabled it works flawless. but not in linux.

case is open because i plugged in a dvd, case isn't built for 3,5 inch dvd's so i can't close the case.

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:48 PM   #18
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I have a hard time following events in this thread, can you be a bit more specific as to what might be causing the crash, or when it happens.

From your most recent post, I find that odd, and it's probably a crappy BIOS, but there should be ways to work around it if we find the cause.

When you say you plugged in a dvd you mean you plugged in a DVD drive, right ?
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:07 PM   #19
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Sounds like post #17 is indicating that the BIOS is set to boot from Ethernet, either by default, or that is its only configured option.
Does this machine have a hard disk installed? Like, one that it is booting Ubuntu from? Or to ask more clearly, what device is Ubuntu installed on?
Please verify that the BIOS is set to allow the computer to boot from the main hard disk FIRST (or whatever Ubuntu is installed on), with other options as needed. Sounds like you definitely do not want to boot from ethernet, and if that is what it is trying to do, it will definitely not boot with the ethernet device disabled.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #20
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no i burned linux onto a dvd wich was actually a pizza, i glued the disc onto the motherboard wich was inside my router but linux (wich was actually a living penguin) won't boot.

To prove my non-patient theory i reinstalled ubuntu, wen't into desktop with eth cable plugged in, did a dhclient, no problemos. BUT i pull out the eth cable do a dhclient again and gnome freezes, and i have no clue why, by far i think it's motherboard related and that was the solution for my problem, this is my last post around here and i hope this helps someone else with M2A-VM motherboard, it's definitely worth a try. If someone else have this motherboard, plz try it out to confirm.

Over and out.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:14 PM   #21
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Ok, ok ok. i'm gonna record everything, from the BIOS bug, to the eth cable bug. i'm really not making all this up.. brb with a link in an hour or 2.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jenxie
no i burned linux onto a dvd wich was actually a pizza, i glued the disc onto the motherboard wich was inside my router but linux (wich was actually a living penguin) won't boot.

To prove my non-patient theory i reinstalled ubuntu, wen't into desktop with eth cable plugged in, did a dhclient, no problemos. BUT i pull out the eth cable do a dhclient again and gnome freezes, and i have no clue why, by far i think it's motherboard related and that was the solution for my problem, this is my last post around here and i hope this helps someone else with M2A-VM motherboard, it's definitely worth a try. If someone else have this motherboard, plz try it out to confirm.

Over and out.
No need to be rude, Mr Pizza Linux.. This stuff can be frustrating.. We are trying to help. If you don't want it, that's OK, we too have other things to do.

In any event, you can reinstall Ubuntu until the cows come home, over and over again, and it will continue to do the same thing unless/until you identify why it is doing it.
If you feel you found a solution (ie it's the motherboard) then great. Happy HTPCing...

Cheers,

SVA

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Old 05-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #23
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i'm not trying to be rude and i appriciate the help, i would'nt have come to this without ya and i'm thankful for that..

when i set onboard lan to disable, boot from lan gets disabled and grayed out automaticly.

i'll just have to leave it on. but i', trying to deactivate eth0 and keep wlan0 by 'sudo ifconfig eth0 down' and 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' but then internet doesn't work and if i keep eth0 up then wlan works with eth cable unplugged but not ubuntu hehe.

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Old 05-04-2008, 03:53 PM   #24
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Am I the only one having a hard time understanding ?

Jenxie, in your further posts, try to use complete sentences, and be more precise as to what exactly you are doing. It would help everyone, I'm sure.

I agree that there is no use in re-installing it over and over again.

This same thing happens on Slackware ? In the same order, etc. ?

What happens if you pull the etherent cable out and NOT run dhclient, does it still crash ?

Have you tried this with xorg turned off ?
 
  


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