booting beta3 on A7N8X

John DeStefano deesto at
Mon Sep 13 07:12:05 PDT 2004

> On Sunday 12 September 2004 02:56 pm, "Lee Harr"
> <missive at> 
> wrote:
> > On 2004-09-12, Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at> wrote:
> > >Well, I'm not entirely sure, either, but in any event I don't
> think
> > >you'll need to go that far. However, I think you'll probably have
> to
> > >stick with 5.x so that your hardware will be supported.
> >
> > Thanks for your help. Once I disabled firewire in the BIOS, the
> > 5.3-beta3 booted and installed just fine.  :o)
> That's funny ... you know, come to think of it I might have done this
> a 
> long time ago, as I tend to configure the BIOS to just enable what I 
> need or might use. Also, dmesg doesn't seem to indicate firewire is 
> there, but there are a few unknowns that might be firewire. I
> primarily 
> bought this board because of the AGP slot, Althon support and general
> reviews by overclockers and gamers, though I've read of some trouble 
> with RAID and firewire on some OSes but haven't tried it myself. I 
> figured if I really want to go with RAID I'll invest in a separate 
> controller with a good reputation. Anyhoot, for general use these 
> boards seem to work fine, and it sounds like it's not a big deal for 
> you to not have firewire support, so there ya go. Have fun! :)
> - jt

You might also try disabling ACPI; I have the same board and this
worked for me.  Of course, getting the other onboard stuff to work
properly has been a whole different challenge....

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