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Old 06-13-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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Angry AS Rock mobo

Has anyone been able to solve the problem of not being able to install any Linux distro on the AS Rock K7S8X, I am not the only one with this problem as I have seen this problem on other forums but no solution
Old 06-13-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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Get a new M/B.... I recommend ASUS!!!
Old 06-17-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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Location: Ennis, Ireland
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I use AS Rock K7S8X and I can use and install SuSE 9.0 and 9.1 no problem, LFS works as well, I haven't tried out anything else. Unfortunately, I can't get 3D acceleration to work, I think the kernel doesn't support this mobo's agp :-(

Try a SuSE distro, since they officially partially support K7S8XE, which is nearly the same as ours:-)
Old 06-17-2004, 12:04 PM   #4
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I have now installed Mandrake 10.
Apparantly I had to type linux noapic nolapic to disable the power management and then it installed with no problems.
Thanks for the advice about SuSe.
Old 07-12-2004, 03:49 AM   #5
Raphael M
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I installed Slackware 9.1 and 10 on this board, with no problems.

Booting Knoppix 3.3 and 3.4 works, if you add the noapic command to the kernel
( Example: #: Linux24 noapic )

Only problems that IŽve had, was when I tryed to install any Linux dstribution on hdc ( master HD on second IDE )
No gain, just pain
In some forum I have read that it is a general problem with this board, when you have 2 drives on the second IDE.
A BIOS Update should fix this, but I did not try to update so far, so I donŽt know if it works.
Windows XP also gave me problems with the second HD ( Master HD on second IDE )
It is a 160 GB HD and windows only showed 142 GB available. There also were problems partitioning the harddrive with Windows.
There where no problems with partitioning the HD with cfdisk, but I could not install Slackware, Debian, Suse,

For now, I removed my Master HD ( first HD on first IDE ), which was a 80 GB HD and use the 160 GB HD as the only HD now ( Master on first IDE )
This works fine, but I have a 80 GB real fast HD wasted, laying around, useless.....
I guess IŽll get myself a new ASUS Board


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