Cool. How 'bout the A7V-Pro? Same M/B without the Promise ATA100 controller.
> Thanks a bunch for your very detailed response! I'm sure it will help
> someone out there! But for the moment we are far too new to Linux to
> figure out everything on our own...we're going shopping for a new
> mother board!
> Cheers and thanks again!
> > I've been down this road for about the last month. I have the Asus
> A7V with
> > the Athlon 1Ghz Thunderbird, 256MB ECC SDRAM, IBM 45GB ATA100 HDD,
> > 48x CD-ROM, and 2 - Intel PRO/100+ NICs. And I tried to install RH
> 7.0 onto
> > the IBM HDD attached to the embedded Promise ATA100 controller. No go.
> > I tried playing with the 2.4.0 kernel, but it was too unstable for
> me. I
> > ended up using the 2.2.18 kernel and would recommend you do also.
> First go
> > to http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.2/ and download
> > linux-2.2.18.tar.gz. Uncompress this into /root. Rename the linux
> > to linux-2.2.18, and move the directory to /usr/src. Edit the
> symbolic link
> > in /usr/src for linux to point to linux-2.2.18. You now have the base
> > code for the 2.2.18 kernel in place.
> > Now go to http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/hedrick/ide-
> > and download ide.126.96.36.1991.patch.bz. Uncompress this and place the
> > resulting .patch file in the /usr/src/linux-2.2.18. Now at the
> command line
> > type "patch -p0 < ide.188.8.131.521.patch". This will patch the 2.2.18
> > code with the new IDE disk controllers.
> > Now do a make menuconfig and configure your kernel parameters. Copy
> > System.map to /boot/System.map-2.2.18 and bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-
> > Up date your /etc/lilo.conf. Run lilo -v, and you should be good to
> > I skipped a lot of steps I know. I'd suggest you refer to the README
> file in
> > the kernel and the Kernel HowTo's on the RedHat site. Both have a TON
> > info than I included here. The only thing I have not yet done on my
> > is run hdparm to adjust the transfer speeds. The difference in
> > is amazing!
> > Hope that helps.
> > Good Luck,
> > KW
> > > hi
> > > we've got very similar problems but we get an error
> > > unable to mount root fs on 21:08
> > > this site was very helpful in getting the fireball AS harddrive to
> > > which apparently is tied in with the ATA 100 problem...
> > > any help with our FS problem would be much appreciated!
> > > TIA
> > > serge
> > > > If you're getting a Kernel Panic, the problem is caused by the AMD
> > > > processor. Athlons and Durons do not have CPU IDs, which causes
> > > > lockup. Bypass the problem at boot by typing (at the LILO prompt):
> > > linux
> > > > x86_serial_nr=1. When you run the install, type that same command
> > > the
> > > > kernel arguments textbox near the end of the install, and it will
> > > ignore
> > > > the CPU ID from that point on.
> > > > > > Suse provides a special bootdisk for the Asus A7V motherboard
> > > > > > you can download it form there ftp site....just type A7V in
> > > > > > search field in the help database
> > > > > > Let me know if it works.....I tried it, it know recognises my
> > > > > > but after that the system hangs.
> > > > > Ditto... any answers anyone?
> > > > > > Probably caused by my second ATA disc a seagate..
> > > > > > Grtx Jacob
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