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> Motherboard incompatible with Linux, I need a "work around"
post Jan 23 2008, 12:48 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have an Intel DG33FB motherboard that is listed by Intel as not being compatible with Linux.
I have tried loading every 64 bit Distro I could find and they all respond the same way.
Media check is good and the install process goes great until it starts to load packages onto the hard drive.
At some point, but never the same point, the loading process freezes and I have to reboot and start over.
I only got one error message from one Distro that said "interupt interference". Usually I get my scroll lock
and caps lock leds to flash in unison when the loading hangs, otherwise there are no other fault indications.
Another odd thing is that the installs all want to list my HDA as an SDA and I don't have a SCSI setup, just SATA.
BTW, I tried every method of installing that I could find.

So, does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can get Linux loaded on this setup?

Intel DG33FB motherboard
Intel X6850 CPU @ 3ghz
1333 FSB
Nvidia 7300LE (PCI-Ex16)
WD 250 gbyte SATA 2 hard drive.
Patriot DDR2 6400 (1 gbyte x 2) dual channel
Conexant modem
(2) Lite-On CD/DVD SATA 2 drives with DL and Lightscrribe.
Samsung floppy
All peripheals are usb connected.

Thanks for your help
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