Re: Msi

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On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 11:44 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 16:25 -0700, Matt Cooper wrote:
> > hi there fedora team! i love how everybody  makes their niche
> > noticable! but you guys, broke the mold! been runnin on fedora since
> > day 1,  however now i have a silly problem, i purchased an eMachine
> > W3400, the mainboard inside is an MSI RS480M, the only fedora relese i
> > can make work for it so far is 1,2, and 3,  
> Hi Matt,
> I use *only* MSI boards, and I've tried every Fedora version that has
> come out on my MSI-powered computers. I'm even running 64-bit FC5 on a
> MSI K8NGM2. Never heard of your mb though. Maybe if you give more
> details about your problem (where it fails, what you see, etc.), we may
> be able to help. 
Sounds to me like he has a specialized board/bios for the EMachine.
I had a machine that I purchased from Fry's with linspire installed.  I
could install any flavor of Linux I tried, but it refused to
install/boot any flavor of Windows.
I had another that came with WinXP, and it had some problems with the
OEM version installed.  It refused to install a vanilla version of XP.

In both cases, installing a generic mobo fixed the problem.  

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