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Old 08-03-2003, 12:54 PM   #1
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Intel 865 chipset motherboard

Can anyone tell me about the
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000-L or similar motherboards based on the Intel 865P,PE,G chipset? I am considering using one in a new Linux box, but I don't want any unpleasant surprises.
Old 08-03-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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those are all terribly new. Great for PCs with windows, could be bad for linux users for a while. Check around linux google.
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yeah i just bought a computer with the 865 in it.....runs good whe u get it to work...keep in mind these are instuctions for a slack system so yours might vary but heres the general idea....

the gigabit controller works fine, im using 2.4.21 and the driver is in the kernel, its the only intel one in the gigabit section, works fine had now problems with it.

as for the SATA controller thats a different story....if u go with that then you need to do few things for it to work....but it does work. what u need to do is the following:

first u need to get a kernel image that has support for your silicon image controllor... i went with 2.4.21-ac4. in the kernel config under the IDE/ATA section enable PIIX support and silicon image support(not SIS). next enable basic scsi support, the only thing i had was 'scsi enabled' and nothing else. also since this is a install bootdisk, enable initrd and RAMDISK, should be in block devices. after all that is done go into the kernel .config (in the /usr/src/linux directory). jump down to the scsi section and add the following lines:


once that is done u can compile the kernel and use "make bzdisk" to make a boot floppy.....from there i guess it depends on your distro....

once i got everything working it i havent had any issues at all.
Old 08-03-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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I spent 6 months doing homework for a Linux box.
I even looked at the Gigabyte boards and some ASUS boards.
I endedup buying a ASUS P4G8X-deluxe board. It comes with 7205 chip set which is actually used on Xeon servers. I run Redhat 8.0 on it.
Asus had the Gigabit ethernet driver for Redhat. I have 1gig of DDR 400.
Just to list the start of it. When I installed the Distro and the Drivers it took off
without any glitches.
To read about this board go to and search for the article ICEMANCOMETH.

This page is great for doing hardware homework and also check to make sure the manufacturer supports or has drivers for your distro.


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