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Old 07-24-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Suse 9.1 x86_64 FTP + Nforce3-250Gb chipset

Hello... I'm fairly new to Linux (messed with it once or twice before but never stuck with it) and I'm using Suse 9.1 Personal at work and really like it. I would like to try the AMD64 version on my home computer, but I have a very new motherboard with the Nforce3 250Gb chipset, and I've heard some people say that current Kernel versions don't support the on-chip Gigabit LAN of this chipset. Is this true? If so, how is it possible to install the x86_64 version of Suse 9.1 on my machine?

Also, are there any other problems or pitfalls I should watch out for?

Thank you so much in advance for your help, I hope it's not too much trouble for someone to solve this for me!

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Old 07-31-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Nforce3 250Gb chipset

That chip set is supported in 2.6.7 and newer. You need to include support for experimental code in the 2nd kernel option. Than select the forcedeath driver under Giga bit LAN have fun :-)
Old 08-02-2004, 12:40 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, Suse 9.1 does not come with a 2.6.7 Kernel.

The way to deal with this is to compile your own kernel (get it from and then patch in the forcedeth gigabit code as well (

I have an MSI K8N Neo. Without the gigbait patch from the Forcedeth guys the Nforce3 250gb NIC won't run (even if you run it at 10mbps or 100mbps).




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