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Old 02-26-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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Question URGENT: Linux Installations


We are going to buy a PC for modelling with the following specifications:
==> ASUS P5AD2-E Premium
==> Intel P4 3.8GHz (Extreme Edition with Hyper Threading}
==> 2 x 1GB DDR2 RAM
==> 2 xSerial-ATA 200GB Hard-disks (inc. separate cooler for each)
==> 1 x DVD±RW
==> GeForce FX 5200

Does Linux Mandake 10.1 work well on this modern PC? I'm corcened about Intel's Socket 775 and the DDR2.

Old 02-26-2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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1) this is NOT an introduction to your self, so it was posted in the wrong forum - moved to Linux - Newbie

2) this is NOT urgent. Certainly not for the members who donate their time to help, but not even for you by the look of it. please do not mark ANY thread as urgent.
Old 02-26-2005, 05:00 AM   #3
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You're probably expecting us all to be stunned of what a "kool comp" you got there, right? Wow, most of us probably dropped down to their knees and started thinking "that must be an important guy...look at his PC".

Instead of posting "Important" threads here why don't you visit Mandrake's site and check if the 10.1 release meets your specs. Or visit the "Reviews" sections here, at LQ.

OH, it has "separate coolers" for HDs! That must be "cool" for sure.

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Old 02-26-2005, 01:42 PM   #4
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oh, a very "thrilling idea". You seem to be experts in thinking what others are trying to express!! Thanks for all the help -- I will manage to do it in my own way.
Old 02-26-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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Seems you know a little about hardware and building your own comp. One thing though, Hardware is supported by the KERNEL NOT THE SPECIFIC DISTRO. What you should be asking yourselft is does kernel version x, support my hardware and is it devolopement or experimental support. The distro, is irrelavent.
Old 02-26-2005, 02:12 PM   #6
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Another thing, you picked out all that hardware and then are going to use a stock kernel? Why not just use the distro you like best and build your own kernel just for your hardware?
Old 02-26-2005, 02:19 PM   #7
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Hey, if you all dont have anything nice to say... shut up!!! He posted this looking for a answer not to get flamed by all different people. Ok so I'll answer his question: I personally would not recommend mandrake 10.1, it is REALLY BUGGY. For instance you have to unplug all your usb devices to install else the installer freezes, then mounting hard drives sometimes freezes, your not able to unmount them even though a process is not using them, and a variety of other issues. Plus mandrake 10.1 doesnt have the best and newest stuff, out of date kernel... heck even the gui updater for mandrake is buggy, you have to remove all your sources, and add update_source as a ftp server. If I where you I'd try MEPIS or KNOPPIX live CDs so you can see exactly which distro base works with your comp best, for instance knoppix is debian based so if everything works fine with the live cd, chances are all debian based distros would work, mandrake has "move" and although I personally cant stand mandrake try using the live cd before installing it. I also think there's a slackware live cd too, you just have to look.


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