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Old 12-13-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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ASUS Motherboard


I have been trying to install Novell SUSE 10 on this system for a month. Even Knoppix versions 3,4, and 5 will not boot and run. Windows XP Pro will install and run just fine. This system has an ASUS P4P800-vm ACPI Motherboard. While Googleing for help I found this page: http://event.asus.com/intel/ with this. "The support CD includes driver support for Novell, Linux Desktop 9, Red Hat Desktop and Red Flag Desktop 4.1 for Intel D845, D865 and D915 chipset families." I tried to find this CD but couldn't. Does any body know where I can get it?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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What exactly is your question? I'm assuming you're trying to install SuSE 10, but how far does it get, what error messages are you seeing, etc. In other words, what actions have you tried, and where are you running into trouble?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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Is it not the normal CD that comes with the motherbioard and contains the drivers for Windows?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 07:29 AM   #4
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What exactly is your question? I'm assuming you're trying to install SuSE 10, but how far does it get, what error messages are you seeing, etc. In other words, what actions have you tried, and where are you running into trouble?
Yes I'm trying to install SUSE 10. I have also tried other distributions as well and I get the same results. Every time I try to install I get to a different point and it just stops no error messages. Sometimes it will get about half way through CD1 another time CD2 and one time about half through CD3. When CD1 boots and you have the install menu. I have tried them and all. One time I tried text mode only and I got this message: "udevd-event [935] wait_for_sysfs: waiting for /sys/devices/PCI0000:00/0000:00:1/f.11ide1/1/Bus failed".
 
Old 12-14-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
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Is it not the normal CD that comes with the motherbioard and contains the drivers for Windows?
I really don't know. I will check that out also.


On a different topic. How can you do a reply like this one and include a quote from two different people. Like from J.W and you Wim Sturkenboom?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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I usually quote one of the posts, copy it to clipboard and go back. Next I quote another post and past the clipboard in there.

Other way is to put the quote tags in manually after you've quoted the first one and copy and paste the text that you want to quote.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:45 AM   #7
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I have also tried other distributions as well and I get the same results. Every time I try to install I get to a different point and it just stops no error messages.
OK - well let's talk hardware first. What's the capacity of your hard drive, how is it partitioned, and how much space have you allocated for Linux? Also, if you repeatedly run into errors when installing from CD, perhaps there's a problem with either a.) the ISO image file you downloaded; b.) the way you are burning the image to CD (ie, are you burning too fast?); c.) the media you are using (go with a quality, name brand). Can you provide more details about your equipment, and the steps you are performing
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:59 AM   #8
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To install Linux for the first time:
1) Use BitTorrent clients like Azureus to download the ISO with ease. No need to use an md5sum utility to check the ISO after downloading with BitTorrent clients.
2) When writing the ISO image to a CD or DVD, select the slowest speed. The slower the speed, least amount of pit distortion is created. If the writing speed is too fast, pit distortion will be too much and there will be a chance of data corruption.
3) Select Fail-Safe settings in the BIOS
4) In the BIOS, set IRQ to the BIOS instead the OS.
5) In the BIOS, set all hard drives to an LBA geometry setting when possible.
6) In the BIOS, check processor speed to make sure it is set at the correct speed after Fail-Safe settings are set.
7) In the BIOS, make sure memory settings are set to normal, but not aggressive.
8) At the Linux boot loader screen, you may have to include noapic.
9) Like number 8, you may also have to include either noapci or apci=off

I recommend ignore the CD that comes with your motherboard. It is older than what the Linux kernel provides.

I suggest any distribution except SUSE and Fedora. I suggest Ubuntu for novice users.

We need more information about your computer.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #9
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To install Linux for the first time:
1) Use BitTorrent clients like Azureus to download the ISO with ease. No need to use an md5sum utility to check the ISO after downloading with BitTorrent clients.
2) When writing the ISO image to a CD or DVD, select the slowest speed. The slower the speed, least amount of pit distortion is created. If the writing speed is too fast, pit distortion will be too much and there will be a chance of data corruption.
3) Select Fail-Safe settings in the BIOS
4) In the BIOS, set IRQ to the BIOS instead the OS.
5) In the BIOS, set all hard drives to an LBA geometry setting when possible.
6) In the BIOS, check processor speed to make sure it is set at the correct speed after Fail-Safe settings are set.
7) In the BIOS, make sure memory settings are set to normal, but not aggressive.
8) At the Linux boot loader screen, you may have to include noapic.
9) Like number 8, you may also have to include either noapci or apci=off

I recommend ignore the CD that comes with your motherboard. It is older than what the Linux kernel provides.

I suggest any distribution except SUSE and Fedora. I suggest Ubuntu for novice users.

We need more information about your computer.

I'm don't think it is the CDs since I have used them many times to install on other systems with different motherboards. Unless it would be it is not BitTorrent. I'm using new hard drives. I have tried Western Didgle and Seagate. To make sure the hard drives where good I was able to install Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu on them in other systems. I then formated them and put them in the ASUS system. The only OS that I have been able to install on the ASUS system is Windows XP Pro. I tried Ubuntu, and SUSE 10 with SUSE 10 I tried all of the menu options. I even tried to boot up using Knoppix versions 3,4, and 5 they would not load.

"1) Use BitTorrent clients like Azureus to download the ISO with ease." What is BitTorrent? Where can I get it? And how do you use it?

I'm going to take a look at these:

3) Select Fail-Safe settings in the BIOS
4) In the BIOS, set IRQ to the BIOS instead the OS.
5) In the BIOS, set all hard drives to an LBA geometry setting when possible.
6) In the BIOS, check processor speed to make sure it is set at the correct speed after Fail-Safe settings are set.
7) In the BIOS, make sure memory settings are set to normal, but not aggressive.

Last edited by cthomas; 12-15-2006 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 08:48 PM   #10
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"1) Use BitTorrent clients like Azureus to download the ISO with ease." What is BitTorrent? Where can I get it? And how do you use it?
Ok. I just found out what BitTorrent is. Now let me see if I understand what you are saying. On a Windows or Linux system use the BitTorrent protocol Azureus and download the ISO files. Then use Roxio Creator Classic to burn a new set of CDs. Is this right?

If I already have the ISOs is there any benfit to redownloading them using a BitTorrent clients like Azureus?
 
  


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