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    Quote 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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    Great Computx, this would be helpful :-)

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

    Jeremy

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

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