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post Jan 12 2004, 11:08 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Does anyone know if the athlon xp has a problem with linux?
I have been trying to setup redhat 9 at home because I was impressed with the way it ran at work, however, I go through the graphical setup but it always seizes once it starts copying the os files.
I know that lg cdroms don't like linux, my colleagues and I discovered that the hard way, I have bypassed that by using my cdr as the master cd drive, but I still get the same problem. So my next thought was that my processor was being a sod. Here is a list of my other essential hardware as best as I can remeber.

athlon xp 1800+
gigabyte GA7D-XE motherboard
maxtor 40 gig hardrive
nvidia geforce 2 graphics card

I'm pretty sure I need a new processor, but any advice would be greatly appreciated
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post Jan 12 2004, 10:32 PM
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Its GNU/

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You have a motherboard with a AMD 761/VIA 686B chipset, and are some problems with those boards and some linux versions...the main problem seems to be the agp slot ... but there could also be a IDE issue.

I would try a lowres install without acpi ... (type this at the prompt when booting from the redhat 9 cd)

linux noacpi noapic lowres

If that doesn't work, you can try a text install:

linux text

If that doesn't work, I would try a fedora core 1 install....

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