View Full Version : [ubuntu] Pre fresh Ubuntu install hardware concerns.

July 1st, 2009, 06:32 PM
I tried ubuntu about 2 years ago, but I wasn't quite ready to take the plunge because of driver issues (nvidia).

I am being forced to go from XP to Vista because I just ordered components for an upgrade, and those parts included 6GB of ram, which xp won't support. I've always hated Vista so I've decided to give Ubuntu another shot. Now, I'm ready to try this again, though I can't seem to find a hardware support list. So I figured I'd give it a try here.

Processor: Core i7 920
Mobo: Link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046) EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
This is what I need help with.
Vid Card: Link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130398) EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
RAID card: Link (http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/support/sata/sataii/AAR-1430SA/) Adaptec SATA II RAID 1430SA

I need to know if all the onboard stuff on my mobo is supported as well as the vid card and SATA controller card. I have 9 hard drives and plan on expanding further which is why I need the card working.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Also, should I install vista THEN ubuntu or vice versa?

July 1st, 2009, 07:30 PM
Hi DarkSideofOZ.

I'm not sure of the hardware, but here's a guide to dual booting
if you decide to do so.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm

July 1st, 2009, 08:12 PM
GeForce GTX 260 is on the list of supported cards for the newer nvidia driver for Jaunty. See for yourself http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/nvidia-glx-180.

July 1st, 2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks, both of you, now if only I could find out if the mobo components will work

North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R

Integrated sound (Intel)

July 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM
You should probably try running Ubuntu from the cd. It runs entirely in RAM so that no changes are made to the HDD. Given the fact you have 6 GB, I'd suggest trying a 64 bit version.

PS: You may be interested in this review. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_core_i7&num=1