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Ralf Mardorf wrote:
| Quentin Harley wrote:
|> Ralf Mardorf wrote:
|>> Hm, why? This is one advantage of Linux, that the BIOS isn't to
|>> essential. Even the latest BIOS update of my M2A-VM HDMI is said not to
|>> be fine with Windows. I'm only running Linux and until now Linux has
|>> been fine with each BIOS for this board. I guess that the BIOS, even
|>> with Linux, is controlling some off the mobos components. Can there be
|>> trouble for Linux, because the BIOS isn't fine?
|> Absolutely... This is what kept me from using 64 Studio while the
|> hardware manufacturers still tried to fix the bios. It took them a
|> whole year to fix it, while I tried to make 64studio to work on my new
|> system without any joy. At least they got it right in the end!
| Hi Quentin
| poo, knocking on wood. It was, resp. is still a hard way to get my
| hardware running with Linux.
Sometimes. I just built two identical machines for a client. The
Windows install was far more difficult. Linux required no drivers, not
even for the RAID card (3ware PCIe). Even 3d graphics worked out of the
box under Linux.
| What graphic card I have to buy seems to be relative clear.
| I need a SATA hard disc. Linux must be fine with my IDE hard disc, IDE
| DVD device and this SATA. There are many low-cost SATA hard discs. Is
| there anything I should take care of, if I will use this three devices
| together and the SATA, among other things, should be used for hd
Using PATA and SATA at the same time should not be a problem.
On of of my machines here I am using a SATA RAID card, the onboard SATA,
and the onboard PATA all at the same time without issue.
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