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Old 08-30-2010, 03:06 AM   #1
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M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard support?


I saw Jyde posted a question about same motherboard but I couldn't see from replies which
Linux distribution can run on it. I tried running SuSe 11.2 (32 bit) installer on it but it just dies...Which Linux should I try then?
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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I'm using that mobo. Everything works. The system I'm writing this post on has that motherboard.

I don't see why there would be any distro-specific requirements for the board.

When you say "it just dies", what do you mean?
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:52 PM   #3
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I'm using that mobo. Everything works. The system I'm writing this post on has that motherboard.

I don't see why there would be any distro-specific requirements for the board.

When you say "it just dies", what do you mean?
Well thanks for reply.
I ran the SuSe installer more then a month ago, but as I remember
after introductory screen from SuSe appears - after few seconds there is 'blank screen' and thats all, nothing happens after that, no messages, silence! To be more specific I will have to run installer again later in the day.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:38 AM   #4
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Are you sure your installation media is good? What is the mobo being used for now? DId some other OS get installed on it?
 
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Are you sure your installation media is good? What is the mobo being used for now? DId some other OS get installed on it?
I installed SuSe 12 from same DVD in last November on my old PC ( which is now out of order, that's why I bought new motherboard/PC). On this new PC with M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 I am runnig Windows XP, here my posts come from.
Today I tried to check installatin DVD for SuSe, then it loaded kernel OK and alhough I had DVD in the drive - it kept askimnng for DVD! I have
LG Blu-ray/DVD combo. So I coldn't complete installation media test.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 03:45 AM   #6
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Jiml8,
what is the Linux distro that you installed?
Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:50 AM   #7
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The symptoms you describe are those of a CD or DVD that can't be read by the reader. This is an all too common problem. You need a new DVD, or you need to put a different reader in, that is happy with your DVD.

Nonetheless, I slid this motherboard, processor, memory, and video card in underneath a working 32 bit Mandriva 2010 installation, and presently it is a 32 bit Mandriva 2010.1 installation, with a PAE enabled kernel.

I also am running VMware Workstation 7.1.1 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine up and running in this system with full Aero support, and I also have Win 2000 and Win XP Pro virtual machines running (though XP isn't up as I write this).

Everything works. All of it.
 
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #8
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The symptoms you describe are those of a CD or DVD that can't be read by the reader. This is an all too common problem. You need a new DVD, or you need to put a different reader in, that is happy with your DVD.

Nonetheless, I slid this motherboard, processor, memory, and video card in underneath a working 32 bit Mandriva 2010 installation, and presently it is a 32 bit Mandriva 2010.1 installation, with a PAE enabled kernel.

I also am running VMware Workstation 7.1.1 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine up and running in this system with full Aero support, and I also have Win 2000 and Win XP Pro virtual machines running (though XP isn't up as I write this).

Everything works. All of it.
Thanks for detailed answer.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #9
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M489gtd pro/usb3

I wound up with this board to replace another ASUS board the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 which would not consistently boot would freeze right at the prompt for LUKS Passphrase. That board was bought to replace a Gigabyte board that had burned out. This board seems to be working fine with the exception fo when I shutdown I have to manually power off with the power button it will not automatically shut off. Anyone have this problem? Or does anyone know of a particular BIOS setting that is not so obvious that could be causing this to happen?
 
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I have the same mobo I installed debian, but I have the pioneer cd/dvd.
So the mobo should be supported by your distro
Maybe it's the installation dvd doesn't have the drivers for the lg Blu-ray/Dvd combo
I have the LG Super-multi BLu-ray writer, which I haven't installed, so I need to check to see if it's supported after seeing this thread. If I see anything I'll post back, to let you know.

Another thing try a dvd cleaner for the player.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #11
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M489gtd pro/usb3
I wound up with this board to replace another ASUS board the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 which would not consistently boot would freeze right at the prompt for LUKS Passphrase. That board was bought to replace a Gigabyte board that had burned out. This board seems to be working fine with the exception fo when I shutdown I have to manually power off with the power button it will not automatically shut off. Anyone have this problem? Or does anyone know of a particular BIOS setting that is not so obvious that could be causing this to happen?
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Are you the original poster?
If so you should open a new thread, because everyone that responds is going to see the original question and answer it.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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Are you the original poster?
If so you should open a new thread, because everyone that responds is going to see the original question and answer it.
No just saw the subject line referenced the same MoBo as mine asking for support. Mine is just a minor problem, sorry if it seems that I'm hijacking the thread, I just thaought the OPs subject line was very general and I didn't really see any other threads on this specific board. I'll start a new thread if you feel that it is needed.
 
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I only asked because your problem seems different and you might get a better response from 1 of the people here that can actually help with your problem.

Most people will look at a thread and have a general idea of how they would resolve the issue.
So any additions to a thread may not get noticed.

But like I said I'm using Debian Squeeze with same mobo and I don't have that problem.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #14
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But like I said I'm using Debian Squeeze with same mobo and I don't have that problem.[/QUOTE]

You didn't have to change any BIOS settings? I had originally installed F14 with my Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 and 2 weeks later a mysterious projectile in the form of my wireless trackball mad contact with my LCD screen causing it to display a rainbow of colors and not my desktop. So off to MicroCenter to get a new one, get home hook it up system boots to login and then reboots and goes dead. Playing around in trying to find out what happened the MoBo popped several caps with a flash and lots of smoke and the really bad smell of electrolytic caps. Went back to MicroCenter got the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, a Phenom II 965 and 4GB 1333 DDR3 RAM. Got home again got it all together only to find that the old MoBo had killed the PSU. Back to MicroCenter got new 600W PSU hooked it up and set BIOS up and went to boot and it died right at the prompt for the LUKS passphrase. It had relit my illuminated kybd and then froze. I rebooted and it worked that time. I went through several days trying to figure out what was wrong. MicroCenter took the MoBo back, but asked me to try the same model, so I did, oh,, no joy.

Went back yesterday, and they took the second one back and I upgraded to this one, the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 and all seems to be working except when I shutdown last night, it just stayed powered up with haltsystem on the screen. Like I said no big deal, it's just that I can't just do a shutdown and walk away, I have to wait until I see that the HDD LED is off and no activity then power it off. The reason I went off on this tangent is, I was wondering if a reinstall would make a difference since the Gigabyte bd had different components on it and maybe the something in the code is different and didn't get picked up on hal scan? I've tried googling this and only find stuff from 2002 or maybe 2005.
 
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Something else to add to the porridge, I can't boot from my ODD. I went to try to see if maybe a LiveCD when shutdown would poweroff my system. The GRUB menu will show up and the boot splash screen comes on, but if you hit ESC to switch to graphics I get;

Buffer I/O error on device sr0 logical block 225568

Buffer I/O error on device sr0 logical block 225569

end_request: I/O error, dev/sr0 sector 902272

I have a DVD-ROM as the Master and a DVD-RAM as the Slave on the IDE port. These are the same to ODDs with same cable and same CDs and DVDs that worked on my old Gigabyte MoBo as well as the last recent ASUS MoBo (M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3), so I don't think it's any of that. I was trying to find something in the BIOS in regards to IDE but there doesn't seem to be anything there. The only time that I see them is in the BIOS boot messages they pop up briefly. So I'm beginning to think that I'm running into a bunch of defective boards. My feeling, 3 strikes you're out, time to make a switch of MoBo mfgs.
 
  


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