Is there an issue with nForce 1 and Linux?
I've got a nForce 1 chipset (Asus A7N266-E) and ever since building this box I have never gotten Linux to sucessfully operate. Mandrake 7.2 didn't have the drivers, so OK no problem. I then tried Mandrake 8.1, 8.2, 9.0 and recently tried loading a recent version of Knoppix (the recent security tools distro which I got from the networking lab) to see if this would load, all a dismal failure.
People seem to get Linux loaded fine with nForce 2 chipsets however. Has anyone gotten Linux to load sucessfully on a nForce 420-D chipset before, and if so what distro and what had you done? In Mandrake I got the black screen of death, and never so much as a login prompt. With Knoppix, it got to configuring itself (the opening GUI screen) and then all activity just died.