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Hi everyone!! I what to install a new linux-system on a S-ATA hdd. but I know the problem of w2k, that you have to "install" the S-ATA driver before the ...
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    Need a tip on what linux to use


    Hi everyone!!

    I what to install a new linux-system on a S-ATA hdd. but I know the problem of w2k, that you have to "install" the S-ATA driver before the installation starts. is this the same at linux? an how do I install the S-ATA modules into the kernel within an installation.
    another question is, if I update to kernel 2.6.0, do I have to install S-ATA modules into the kernel sources before compiling the new kernel? and how does this work?

    but before all that I really want to know WHICH linux to use?
    I need full Direct3D and openGL support.I'm not afraid of editing configs, so config-toolz are not so important

    My system:
    Epox-8rda3+ (Nforce2-400)
    athlon XP (t-bred'B' cpu)
    radeon 9500
    sound and LAN onboard (c-media soundchip and realtek 8139 lanchip)

    BIG THX 4 HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    if you are familiar with linux already i would recommend gentoo.. it's package manager is an opt-in system (only installs what you tell it to and the deps needed) instead of opt-out like a lot of other distros are.. also, everything is built to your box if you set your USE flags and CFLAGS well.. be warned, though.. gentoo can take a while to install due to the fact that everything is compiled from the source..

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    If your S-ATA chipset is supported by the built-in drivers, you probably will not have to install them manually. If not, the insertion method varies from distro to distro:
    In RedHat/Fedora, you can usually ask it to load driver disks.
    In Gentoo, you get a full LiveCD to install the system, so just go download the driver and insert it before beginning to install.
    I don't really know about other distros.

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    full d3d support... umm.... d3d is a microsoft invention they have no plans to port to linux, openGL is fully supported

    when compiling a new kernel just click the driver for your SATA card/chipset and it will compile it into the kernel.

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    big thx till now!!

    I'm downloading gentoo right now, but I found out that debian is FULL 4 free!! at www.linuxiso.org
    there are 7 cds for download

    has it anyone??
    pls post your problems with it and if you had none, post this, too *g

    thx again !!!!

    robak

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    Full for free? Is there any distro that isn't?

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    RedHat Enterprise... :P

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    yes

    LINUX IS ALWAYS FOR FREE *bg*

    but I mean that debian gives all cds for download
    other distros don't

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    which distros dont?

    all the ones ive seen do

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    i think suse dont

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