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I Am looking to Dump windoze completely the ONLY thing prventing that at present is i do a lot of Gaming (FPS mainly) Brief rundown of rig: Power: Hiper HPU-4B580 ...
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    Which Distro will work on this Rig


    I Am looking to Dump windoze completely the ONLY thing prventing that at present is i do a lot of Gaming (FPS mainly)
    Brief rundown of rig:
    Power: Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Blue
    Motherboard: MSI K8N Diamond nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-core 3800+
    Memory: 2x 1GB Corsair DDR XMS3500LL Pro TwinX CAS2
    Hard Disk: 2x Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 8MB RAID 0
    Optical: Sony DW-Q30A 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter
    Graphics: 2x Leadtek GeForce 6800 GS 256MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-E)
    Audio: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty - X-RAM

    So Far i've tried Mandrive 2005LE, 2006(64bit) (as i have had BF2 run on 2005LE under Cedega) Error about RAID.
    and
    SuSE 10.1(64bit)
    WARNING: This system has at least one hard disk with a RAID configuration
    presented by the BIOS as RAID that is in fact a software RAID. The
    following disks were detected as part of such a RAID:

    /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    The kernel 2.4 supported some of these systems (like Promise FasstTrack and
    HighPoint RocketRaid), but the Linux kernel 2.6does not support them all.

    If you install onto these disks, your RAID configuration and any data
    on the RAID will be lost. Refer to http://portal.suse.com to learn how to
    migrate to a Linux software RAID.
    I DON'T MIND LOOSING current RAID as i only have Battlefield2 on windoze providing it will run.

    Which distro WILL work? (if any)
    If not what do i need? to make one work
    Would i be better off Buying a RAID Controller? (which one?)

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    Any distro will work on that system, provided you set your drives up in a non-RAID configuration. I suggest very highly that you do NOT install a 64-bit version of Linux however. You'll have a lot less trouble getting things to work (particularly WINE) if you install a 32-bit version instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    provided you set your drives up in a non-RAID configuration.
    Arghh. was hoping that wouldn't have to be the answer, oh well its a small price to pay


    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I suggest very highly that you do NOT install a 64-bit version of Linux however. You'll have a lot less trouble getting things to work (particularly WINE) if you install a 32-bit version instead.
    Noted

    Cheers

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    Gentoo!
    I love Gentoo for gaming

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerwylie
    Gentoo!
    I love Gentoo for gaming
    Gentoo has a repuation for being the 'Gaming Distro'. At least that's what I found out a little while ago...

    weed
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    Gentoo eh
    not tried it yet I'll have a look @ it

    Cheers Peeps

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