Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lucid Lynx

Recently built a new PC. The friend is new to Linux but was rather
adamant he did not wish to pay Microsoft for an upgrade. We chose
Ubuntu and a 32 bit build. The hardware is

Biostar TA790GXE with an Ati 3300 chipset onboard and 128 MB of sideport memory

AMD 240 Athlon II Dual Core
2 GB of PC6400 memory
500 watt power supply
640 GB WD Black 32MB cache 7200 rpm SATA 3 GB/s

His old case. There were some issues with booting the CD and the CD was verified.
I did wind up burning another from a Knoppix but in the end reading the
release notes helped get through it. And adding 'nomce' when editing the
CD's grub.conf Had to make that a permanent boot option since 'machine check
exception' in Ubuntu's kernel caused issues with at least that board