[linux] A linux distro for my Athlon64
dougmc at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 25 15:28:01 PDT 2004
So far, gentoo's the way to go, but I am leary of having to learn an
entirely different distro, let alone one that's pretty different. I
looked at the gentoo page and installation looks confusing right there.
Besides gentoo, are there any other suggestions? If not, I will give
gentoo a crack.
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell
Meanwhile, in Gotham, Andrew Spott wrote:
> I second that... just remember to read the amd64 howto on the gentoo linux
> doc pages... they contain some edits to the installation howto that need to
> be followed to get things to compile.
> ANDREW SPOTT
> Brian C. Parkhurst wrote:
>> Gentoo Linux.
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>> [mailto:linux-bounces at mailman.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Doug
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>> Subject: [linux] A linux distro for my Athlon64
>> Hi guys,
>> It's been a little while since I posted to this list.
>> I recently bought/assembled an Athlon64 machine (with an MSI FSR 800
>> VIA K8T chipset). I have a serial ATA drive on there, with some
>> space to
>> throw Linux on there, but I also have a legacy IDE hard drive that at
>> point had Slackware on it.
>> At this point, I want to put something Linux-y on this machine so
>> Fedora Core2 (at first i386, then later for 64-bit Athlons)
>> FreeBSD 5.2.1 (the 64-bit Athlon port)
>> Slackware 10 (this just flat out didn't work)
>> All of them run into various problems installing themselves on either
>> SATA drive or on the legacy IDE drive. The problems all stem from
>> problems writing to the drives, or reading from the CD-Rom drive
>> like the IDE drive has worked on other computers with Linux). I kept
>> IDE drive installed thinking that maybe something could at least get
>> installed there, but I run into problems nevertheless. I think the
>> Motherboard is the issue.
>> I think I have to wait a bit for Linux support for my motherboard to
>> up, but being impatient, I was wondering if anyone had any experience
>> getting Linux to work in a stable way on Athlon64 systems, especially
>> MSI boards.
>> Does anyone recommend a distro (including FreeBSD) that potentially
>> have the best support in the future?
>> Thanks all!
>> Doug McLean
>> CSS Systems Administrator
>> University of Washington, Bothell
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