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  • #11
    Originally posted by Jeremy View Post
    It would be interesting to see if having the Molex power connector connected solves the problem ...
    I just purchased one of these boards to install ubuntu to, I will try installing it this weekend with that connector connected and will try to let everyone know how it works out.

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    • #12
      Great Computx, this would be helpful :-)

      Also, don't forget to install the latest BIOS update.

      Jeremy

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      • #13
        It is really bad that new boards still need bootable images to flash the bios, Asus and Gigabyte only require a storage media like partitioned fat(32) usb drive to read the bios file and flash it with integrated flash tool. If you can live with 1 core you can try

        acpi=off

        to see if acpi tables are so broken that it does not start. A new kernel would also interesting as acpi was changed serveral times. Maybe a short test with moblin which uses 2.6.29 rc7.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          It is really bad that new boards still need bootable images to flash the bios...... If you can live with 1 core you can try

          acpi=off

          to see if acpi tables are so broken that it does not start. A new kernel would also interesting as acpi was changed serveral times. Maybe a short test with moblin which uses 2.6.29 rc7.
          If ubuntu 9.10 with 2.6.28 doesn't work I will try something with a newer kernel. However as far as I can tell, the 2.6.29 changes list doesn't mention 740i-sli.

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          • #15
            Well i have got 2.6.29 live images, but not that board. I can create basically live images with any kernel which has an aufs module, squashfs 4 is now standard and not problematic at all.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by computx View Post
              I just purchased one of these boards to install ubuntu to, I will try installing it this weekend with that connector connected and will try to let everyone know how it works out.
              I am back, just finished installing the board in my computer and am posting this using the mobo and 8.10 ubuntu.
              I did hook up the molex plug even though the manual said it was unnecessary except for crossfire/ sli mode. I am not doing sli however.
              My specs are Core 2 Duo e6850, Geforce 8600, 4 gigs ram, Ubuntu linux 8.10 x64.
              I didn't use an installer disk I just moved the asrock board into the case and hooked up all the drives. I could try booting the live cd but I don't believe that would give problems when a previous install does not.

              Network, sound, opengl 3d desktop all seem to be working well. Maybe the phoronix reviewer should try again.

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              • #17
                Just to let you know, this board has worked flawlessly with Ubuntu since 9.10.

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