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    Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    I have an Asus P4P800 E deluxe motherboard and it has issues with installing or even getting linux to run , I tried knoppix and ubuntu's live cd's and they dont even work with my motherboard and was wondering if anyone knew how to fix it, I think the only fix I have found was updating the bios but I am not sure which version of the bios I would require.

    Anyone got any ideas or input ?

    P.S I think I found a live update feature on the Asus disc that came with the motherboard however I am on wireless which tends to cut out a lot.

    I basically wanted to know if there were any work arounds other then the bios update.

    Thanks

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Update the BIOS from floppy boot disk?

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    My computer doesnt have a floppy disk drive, I forgot to mention that lol

    I have an internal Pioneer DVR 109 however so If I could get the bios file would I just make a bootable cd and burn the bios file to the disc along with the other things that are on the disc or how would I do it ?

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Yes, A bootable CD would work. I have to do that with my Wintendo machine. You can grab a premade one from http://www.bootdisk.com All you need to do is alter it to include your bios flashing utility and the bios image.

    I've read up a bit more on the ASUS board. You'll need to grab the drivers from the ASUS site for the onboard gigabit nic and the onboard sound card.

    What wireless card do you have, you might have trouble with that too.

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    To save you farting around burning a disc, why not use a USB floppy?

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Knoppix, Kubuntu, ubuntu and linspire [all the live cd's i've tried] work on my P4P800 VM's

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    I dont have wireless onboard , its just the onboard audio which ive disabled and the gigabit nic.

    I dont got a usb floppy - This is my home machine and I just wanted to get linux working but it wasnt a high priority thing but I just wanted to know how I could get it to work and was just curious on the replies I would get

    Thanks for the help though ! Much appreciated as usual !

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    @Geoff[plus anyone else that can help o'course ] - I have a home machine with an ASUS A8V wireless edition at home - I'd love to get linux on it but the wireless is holding me back, as I like to have it connected that way - any suggestions??

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Its a rt2500 chipset. Thus uses the rt2x00 driver.

    http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Its a rt2500 chipset. Thus uses the rt2x00 driver.

    http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
    Either you've been Googling again Geoff or you need to get out more!

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Cheers!

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Either you've been Googling again Geoff or you need to get out more!
    I have a rt2x00 based card here so I know all about it.

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Just as an update I used the update utility that came on the motherboard cd.

    It updated the bios using the bios update file I downloaded.

    That is scarey though because if someone can make an exe to update the bios then I am sure there must be viruses out there that write wrong info to the cmos and that would be me screwed if that ever happened to me !!

    It got ubuntu and knoppix working on my motherboard , YAY !!!!

    Just a quick one Geoff, what are some good distros of linux you can recomend, I saw you use gentoo and there was a mention of debian but are there any other ones you can recomend ?

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    I forgot to mention, dont spose you have any tutorial / walk through sites that show how to dual boot linux with windows xp ?

    Just I could really use both on my machine because that would be nifty >

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    Re: Linux + Asus P4P800 E Deluxe ??

    Yes there are Bios viruses around. They used to be a lot more common than they are now though as they usually travel via infected floppy disks in the boot sector. Most Bios's have virus protection too now.

    As for distro's just try some out. Fedora, Mandriva and Suse are good starting points. Debian is good for servers (if you want debian for the desktop, use Ubuntu). As I've said I use Gentoo but its not really newbie friendly. You can try it if you like though.

    As for dual booting, most distro's will detect windows and setup the dual boot first. The only time this wont work is if you install Windows after you install Linux. I really don't recommend that. As for the specifics I'd need to know which Boot manager you plan to use. Grub or Lilo?

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