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    Question Core 2 Duo systems, incompatible with linux :(


    Found out that the motherboards for Core 2 Duo have some difficulties with working together with linux.

    There sems to be problems with the IDE chipset (think ther might be a patch)

    There is problems with integrated networking, so if someone comes over a "network patch" please post here.

    Spent all day troubleshooting about the IDE CD-drive that neverworked, and the network card that doesent work, hope this can be helpful!

    Srry for my bad english, and if something here is wrong please correct me

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    Which distro are you trying to install ?
    Which motherboard is that ?

    In fact the Core 2 Duo itself is not a problem : the issue here is the motherboard.

    For maximum compatibly, you should try a distro that use a 2.6.18 kernel or newer.

    I'm running Debian Etch on a Core 2 Duo (the motherboard is an Asus P5B) myself, without any issues.
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    where can i download 2.6.18?

    i wanted to run debian, but couldn't due to IDE trouble. Then i tried ubuntu and it worked just fine now im starting to know ubuntu so i dont wanna change. does ubuntu have support for P5B?

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    So which distro are you trying to install ?

    Ubuntu Edgy ?
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    i have reconsidered, i'm going to go for debian. kan you post a link to the iso so i get exactly the same as u used?

    And do you use PATA or SATA CD-ROM Drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thahabbis
    i have reconsidered, i'm going to go for debian. kan you post a link to the iso so i get exactly the same as u used?
    I used a custom installer, based on the 2.6.19 kernel :
    http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

    Then I upgraded to Etch.

    You may be able to use the official Etch installer, but a daily build (as Etch RC1 won't work) :
    http://www.us.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/


    Quote Originally Posted by thahabbis
    And do you use PATA or SATA CD-ROM Drive?
    It is a PATA one, but I don't think it matter that much. The motherboard is what matters.
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    I'm sorry for being such a newbie.

    But i didn't understand the etch thing, and i don't know witch custom installer i need.

    So if you please could give me the exact links to the spesific file ill be very glad

    And is it so? First i burn out the custom installer and install it om my computer, then i burn out etch and install that cd to on the server?

    please help me,

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    It may not be the best nor the easiest way, but what I did is (simply put) install Debian using this custom installer :
    http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/

    Specifically I used the CD image called sarge-custom-1115.iso, for i386.

    It is a net installer, meaning that Debian will download most packages from the internet during installation. So you need a broadband connection.

    Debian is not a recommended distro for newbies, unless you want to make it a little hard on yourself.

    If you have no prior Linux experience, you can try the latest Knoppix version (5.1.1), as it will work on this machine.
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    Mabye i made it a bit hard for my self, but now every thing is up and running

    Thanks for the help

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