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is it possible to install linux on a PCI IDE card my ide controller went bad on my motherboard and i was curious if you could install to a PCI ...
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- 01-19-2005 #1
- 01-19-2005 #2
Hmm.. I've never heard of it. Is buying a new motherboard not an option? Seems to me it would be easier to do that...
- 01-19-2005 #3
if i replace the motherboard the expense would be great for me right now. i have a dual cpu athlon board made by asus the A7M266-D. the cheapest i have found is 190 or so. i am broke right now and i have the card so i thought i would try. i have a athlon slot A motherboard but the processor is a 500 mhz and i want to get back to gaming so thats not real great for it.
- 01-19-2005 #4
Ah. Yes, dual proc boards aren't cheap. Well, if you have the card, give it a shot.. I can't see you losing anything by trying.
- 01-19-2005 #5
- 01-19-2005 #6
You may have to tell the BIOS to not use the onboard IDE chipset. You may also have to tell it to *use* an external (PCI) IDE controller. Just poke around in there if you're having problems."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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