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etola
June 8th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Hi,

I'm having an awful lot of trouble installing ubuntu on my newly purchased Gigabyte G1 Assassin motherboard + Intel i7 990x system.

The 10.04 and 11.04 versions do not even recognize any hard-disk on the machine and the network is also not working at all.

The things is there are some benchmark reviews out there that talk about the card's performance on ubuntu so I'm hopeful that it is possible to install.

Can anybody help me about this ?

cheers,

linuxinstalledfromhdd
June 8th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Try making a 10.10 live USB Flash Drive of Ubuntu. Use 32-bit to start with. You can reinstall later with 64-bit to test that after you can solve this issue first...

Here are some links for that ISO file:

http://cinderbox.net/2010/12/23/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-10-10-aka-maverick-meerkat/

And here is how you can create a live USB of Ubuntu, select 2 option:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Try booting your system from that USB.. Make sure your BIOS is updated from the company.

etola
June 8th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Try making a 10.10 live USB Flash Drive of Ubuntu. Use 32-bit to start with. You can reinstall later with 64-bit to test that after you can solve this issue first...

Here are some links for that ISO file:

http://cinderbox.net/2010/12/23/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-10-10-aka-maverick-meerkat/

And here is how you can create a live USB of Ubuntu, select 2 option:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Try booting your system from that USB.. Make sure your BIOS is updated from the company.


I'll try the 32 bit version and report the result but I don't think it has direct relevance.

let's see...

etola
June 8th, 2011, 11:46 PM
I tried a 32bit version of Ubuntu 10.10. Again I'm having the same problems:

1- network is not visible
2- the hard disk is not visible

anybody have an idea ?

etola
June 12th, 2011, 11:56 PM
anybody ?

etola
June 19th, 2011, 08:56 PM
this is turning out to be a really annoying motherboard.

it seems there is no support for any linux distributions and the motherboard manufacturer gigabyte dished me for trying to install ubuntu. they keep repeating *we do not give any support for linux due to the variety of distributions out there* as if they cannot just pick a single distribution and support it...

to make the matters worse, even windows 7 installation is quite troublesome. the network card bigfoot killer e2100 built on top of the motherboard is not working at all. I reinstalled the damn driver 10 times over and I didn't get any freaking internet connection.

and from time to time I get nice blue screens.

really! very good support you got over there gigabyte and bigfoot....

I'm starting to doubt all those reviews out there about this motherboard. my advice is DO NOT BUY this mobo. it is more annoying to deal with than it is worth...