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Re: Problems with Debian 3.0 when trying to install on an ASUS av8 motherboard with an ATI x800 graphics card

Please don't start with debian 3.0 (aka Woody) for it is an hold,
half-dead, horse.

You really want to begin with 3.1 (Sarge).

You can get the network installer from (for instance) :

Le vendredi 15 avril 2005 à 09:06 +0200, Richard Pullicino a écrit :
> Hi!
> I am a linux newbie and i decided to start with debian (following
> suggestions from my friends and colleagues) However when i tried to
> install on a sata hard disk it requested me to install certain modules
> from floppy so that it can use the hard disk. I tried to see if there
> were any sata modules for linux on the mobo cd but to no avail. Next i
> tried to download some but again didnt find any.
> When i tried to get the updates through network it couldn't find my
> network device (which is inbuilt) thus i couldn't get updates directly
> from the Internet.
> After this failed i decided to try and use an IDE hard disk.
> Installation went flawlessly but then X wouldn't start. It seems that
> X and certain cards from ATI aren't that compatible.
> Thus i cannot use Debian at all. Here is a summary of the fore
> mentioned problems
> 1) Cannot find module to use my sata hard disk (for asus av8)
> 2) Network device isn't being found by debian
> 3) X will not load properly
> Thank you for your help!
> Richard
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