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Re: [opensuse] new system question
  • From: Russ Fineman <russbucket@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 14:15:48 -0700
  • Message-id: <200805011415.48662.russbucket@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 May 2008 01:32:56 pm you wrote:
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Russ Fineman <russbucket@xxxxxxx> wrote:
The hardware compatibility list appears to be out of date. Has anyone had
any experience with the following??

Processor Speed 2.40 GHz, 1066 FSB, 8MB
Processor Type Intel(R) Coreā„¢ 2 Quad
RAM 4 GB, 667MHZ DDR2 SDRAM (4 Modules)
Hard Drive Size 150 GB SATA (Will replace with 2x320GB Maxtor drives
that are in my present system)

Motherboard is an Intel with 975 chip set.

Any comments would be helpful. One of my main concerns is will I have to
use the 2.6.22.18-SL103_BRANCH_20080221152521-default kernel so it will
boot past the SATA controllers. My present ASUS motherboard with SIS SATA
controlers will only boot with the above kernel or with 11.0 alpha 2.
Have not had time to try Beta 1.

I've never had a lick of trouble with Sata controllers, beginning even
before 2.6.18.
My machine has 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controllers
and no problem booting.

I would try the current default kernel, and see where it leads. (The
default kernel is also
the smp kernel, and you will want the x86_64, or you won't see all your
memory).

All my machines have sata, and none have problems. If asus has, all the
more reason to avoid them.
John thanks for responding. There was a bug open on this , in fact I just
looked and it has been reopened for another controller chip set other than
SIS.
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=331610

If I use 2.6.22.17-default it hangs in the boot process trying to start the
SIS SATA controllers. Thats why I'm using 018. If there is a latter default
I'm missing the correct repository for it. The new board I am looking at is
not ASUS, its an Intel.


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Russ
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