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ASRock M3A780GXH/128M Linux Review

Jun 26, 2009, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"Our test system built around the ASRock M3A780GXH/128M consisted of an AMD Phenom II X3 710 CPU, 2GB of OCZ DDR3-1600MHz memory, a Seagate 250GB ST3250310AS SATA hard drive, and an ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card. When attempting to boot the Ubuntu 9.04 LiveCD installer, we were dropped back to BusyBox. Ubuntu 9.04 had not liked this motherboard / system configuration. Adjusting the BIOS settings and taking other steps to try to circumvent this problem on Ubuntu 9.04 were to no avail. However, once upgrading to a development snapshot of Ubuntu 9.10 with the Linux 2.6.30 kernel, Ubuntu had booted without fault and the system was running fine. All of the onboard components had worked except for LM_Sensors being unable to detect any of the system power/thermal/fan sensors. ASRock's Instant Boot technology also only works with Microsoft Windows operating systems for accelerating the boot process."

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