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Re: [suse-amd64] 64bit motherboards
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 11:51:50 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <41C02552.4020107@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Doug B wrote:
On Tuesday 14 December 2004 11:46 am, Brad Dameron wrote:

Not sure out of those listed but I do know that the Gigabyte K8N Pro
all works under SuSe 9.1 64bit. It has the Nforce3-150 chipset. The
Nforce3-250 should work the same. Nforce seems to work very well for

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 07:02, Radule Soskic wrote:

I have a list of MBs to choose from, but would like to consult some
real-life-experienced users before I throw my money away:

K8V SE Deluxe
K8N nForce3 250
K8N-E Deluxe nForce3 250 Pro

Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro with nForce3-250 chipset.

I had problems getting a stable install with both 9.1 and 9.2. Not just Suse either. Mandrake and Gentoo also. Gentoo was actually pretty stable, but more trouble than I wanted to go through to get what I wanted. I decided to try a 9.2 install with acpi turned off. Install went perfect and I haven't had a bit of trouble since (well, a little nVidia graphics driver trouble, but got it worked out). It has an on board IDE, SATA, IDE raid, and SATA raid. I can't comment on the raid (I have them disabled) but I do have a hard drive (windows), cd rom, and dvd writer on the ide and a single sata drive that I boot from with linux installed on it.

If I needed to set another box, I wouldn't hesitate to use this board again.


What was the problem with gentoo? I'm running it on a 32-bit box and it seems to be the easiest to get things going on, I've currently got an upgrade to 2005.0 going, completely hands off.
Is the x86_64 build more troublesome?
Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and keen Flyer

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