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Old 05-08-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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Question Linux on MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard??

I have an Athlon XP 2600+ processor on a MSI K7N2 Delta-L motherboard. It's based on the nForce2 (nVidia) chipset. While MSI declares that the motherboard is compatible with Windows (it doesn't say "no Linux" but doesn't mention it either), nVidia has Linux drivers for the nForce2 chipset on its website, so I guess it's not a matter of the chipset. Anyway I tried to boot up with the MandrakeMove boot CD (a bootable on-CD Linux distro which just requires to boot up from the CD to get a Mandrake 9.2 system running, that is, no HD install required) and it didn't work (I got a weird error related to the HDD partitions, like not being recognized or something like that), and also I tried with the install CDs for Mandrake 10.0 and got a similar problem, always related to a problem with HDD partition recognizing. This is coherent with MSI declaration about OS compatibility, but I still hope some workaround is possible, based on nVidia posting the nForce2 drivers for Linux on their site.
Any ideas???
Thanks anyway!!
Old 05-09-2004, 01:23 AM   #2
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There is no problems with nforce2 and linux support. However, as for your error, I cant say whats wrong unless you were more specific. Since you say it relates to hdd partition issues, maybe it would help if you included what your partitions are like now and/or what you want them to be, i.e. dual boot or linux only, seperate shared partitions, etc.


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