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    Wich distro will work with sil3112?


    Hello!!

    I am rather fresh in the world of linux, and would so much enjoy having linux up and running here at home!

    Why I don't have it yet ???

    Well... My motherboard contains the, much spoken of, sil3112 controller. This can probably be fixed IF I had a regular ATA drive to boot from... well I don't. I only have a sweet Seagate Barracuda SATA drive.

    Question: What distro can I use ?
    (that would detect my hardware)

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    I know that I had Mandrake 9.1/XP dual boot on the 3112 SiI controller. I would imagine that most distros support it.

    Edit: It was the onboard controller on an Abit NF7-S.

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    Well, both Mandrake 10.1 and Knoppix 3.7 failed to detect it...

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    Fedora Core 3

    Quote Originally Posted by trommas
    Well, both Mandrake 10.1 and Knoppix 3.7 failed to detect it...
    I tried three Mandrake cds and all three failed badly. The installation hang atleast for half an hour.

    Meanwhile Fedora Core 3 recognises it. And the installation was smooth.

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    Thanks for the tip!

    I'll test it... Or maybee I should wait for the Core 4 edition???
    Just wondering.. how long will these core editions be released? Won't there be a 1.0 or something?

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    Fedora Core 3 does the trick!!!

    Byebye mandrake.

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