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Old 07-01-04, 01:47 PM   #8
Kamel
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Default Re: Is there an issue with nForce 1 and Linux?

though scsi is necessary, could you try knoppix without scsi? the beauty of knoppix is that it will run from a cd, so drives aren't needed. if you did this, you could atleast find out if the raid controller is what is messing you up, or if it is the motherboard itself, etc.

if this doesn't work, i would strongly reccomend using the regular knoppix distribution as opposed to knoppix STD. there's nothing wrong with STD, but plain knoppix usually has better support -- though it is rather rare, sometimes the knoppix distro will have support for something that knoppix std will not.

you also mentioned that mandrake got a black screen of death... when did this happen? did you have the gui open; did it even open? orr.. can you not even get a console to type in?

as a final suggestion, even if you do not get gentoo, the gentoo live cd has some of the best hardware support there is. if you could download the latest gentoo live cd, maybe that will work, go from there and you may be able to find the problem. here's the folder for the livecd:

http://gentoo.ccccom.com/releases/x86/2004.1/livecd/

would suggest getting universial as it has more utils that come with it for operating, but if download size matters minimal is small enough.

good luck, LMK
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hardware murdered so far: geforce 5900u, deceised: sat on it. geforce 6600gt deceised: improperly mounted heatsink. 3 asus a7n8x-e deluxe motherboards, deceised: unsure. mobile amd xp2600 processor, deceised: chipped core due to compusa heatsink. dfi lanparty ultra b, deceised: unsure, third memory bank went out. samsung cd burner 48x40x48, deceised: unsure, will only read pressed cd's very slowly. samsung TH552C dvd burner (dual layer), deceised: same as other samsung . 10gb seagate 5200rpm drive, deceised: tried fixing a pin that was pushed into the drive by inserting an ide cable upside down. 40gb maxtor drive, deceised: maxtor manufacturer. 80gb western digital, deceised: unnatural causes. swan xt10, deceised: brutal pre-meditated murder, even video taped (it wasn't y2k compliant). logitech mx510, deceised: death by electricution. ati remote wonder, deceised: death by electricution.
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