Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:00:58 PM
I have just received a new PC for home/office use. It is a sweet machine boosting a Athlon 3000+ with an Asrock 939 Dual SATA II mobo. I have the HDD connected to the Sata II connection and successfully installed windows XP on it (it did require a driver though) but Ubuntu fails miserably on this machine.
I did some research and I found out that it is most likely a problem with the combination of a IDE DVD drive and a SATA Harddrive.
I have exactly the same problem with my own PC (a MSI NeoV-2 with 2 IDE HardDrives and 2 IDE optical drives, SATA support is onboard but disabled in the BIOS) so I doubt it is just a problem with the combination of these two. I am extremely disappointed in Ubuntu for failing to fix these critical bugs.
As we speak I am downloading the installation CD for Dapper Drake if that fails I will have to keep Windows XP on those two machines. I suggest that if Ubuntu wants to fix Bug #1
they start by fixing this bug.
I submitted a Bug report : https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/41753
Asrock 939 Dual SATA IIhttps://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/41754
Monday, April 10, 2006 12:57:05 PM
Just wanted to bring TA Spring to your attention
It's a free open source RTS using the game files (and many mods) made for Total Annihilation, the critical acclaimed RTS. Right now it has many mods available (from WW 2 to future space combat) and is played by hundreds of people daily.
I suggest you defiantly give it a try, everything is well balanced and if you dont like the standard maps + mods you can download tons more, or create some yourself!
You can download the Linux and Windows version here : http://taspring.clan-sy.com/download.php
(be sure to try the torrent if you use Opera 9)
and some extra mods + loads of maps can be found here : http://www.fileuniverse.com/?p=listing&ID=90