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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:42 pm    Post subject: Gentoo on an AMD64: Hammer, Nails, Some Chain[s of]Tech... Reply with quote

<SNIP> I just edited to be more Thread Related </SNIP>
=========Now, For my Alternative Architecture Question---

I just purchased my first AMD64 MB and CPU, YAY!!!

Specs of Purchase:::



CPU AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 64 RTL

My MotherBoard is the Albatron K8X800 Pro II with the K8T800 VIA ChipSet: Specs:

Detailed Specifications
Model K8X800 ProII
CPU AMD Athlon64 Processor
Socket 754 with FSB 800 MHz
Chipset North Bridge : VIA K8T800
South Bridge : VIA VT8237
I/O Chip: Winbond Smart I/O W83697HF
Memory 3 * DDR Sockets:
DDR200/266/333/400 NON-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 3GB
Expansion Slots 1 x AGP(3.0) 8X slot (1.5V only)
6 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)
IDE 2 ATA133/100/66 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133/100/66 IDE devices
Serial ATA 2 Serial ATA150 Channels, up to 2 Serial ATA150 Hard Drives
Raid SATA RAID 0,1
Integrated Audio Built-in VIA Envy 24PT with 8 channel Audio
Integrated LAN 3Com 3C940 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 1394 VIA VT6307, 2 Ports


My Video Card is the Chaintech
Personal Cinema
GeForce FX 5600 A-FM6P/N

CHAINTECH GeForce FX 5600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/CATV/VIVO, 8X AGP, Model "A-FM6P/N" -RETAIL

Model# FM6P/N
Item # N82E16814145057

Specs: Detailed Specifications
Graphics Controller GeForce™ FX5600
Memory Configuration 128MB DDR(128 bit)
Connectors 1 x VIVO (41-pin high density female connector)
1 x CATV In
1 x DVI connector
Bus Interface AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Max Resolution 2048X1536@75Hz
TV Tuner Supported
Video-in Supported
Video-Out Supported
Clock Speed 325MHz
Memory speed 500MHz
System requirements Not Specified
3D Acceleration Features CineFX Shading Architecture
128-bit studio-precision color
High-performance, high-precision 3D rendering engine
High-performance 2D rendering engine
Intellisample Technology
Advanced Display Pipeline with full nView Capabilities
Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0
NVIDIA nView multi-display technology
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Operating Systems Support Windows® XP/2000/NT/ME/98

==========Here is my Question================

Since I have been having trouble installing my gentoo on "normal" arch. Would anyone be interested in helping a noob with the installation of his amd64 MB (I actually will be setting up two, the only real difference is the VID cARD (FX 5200 Pro)), I would need all the help that you would be willing to offer...

I would like step by step instructions that would delineate which installation medium I should use and what configs and options I should cast durring the install what files to modify and how to modify them with what I should put in them...

I really like gentoo, I really like the community, and I will recommend gentoo to anyone...

Thanks In Advance ~7~

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your problems are related with the the rsync main server. They got I filesystem problem and i wonder if isnt this the reason for the problems with your broken portage tree and packages.

You should wait till they fix the problem or for the next announce.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this out:

Other than whats noted in that follow the x86 install guide,
Its not too tricky really, those tech notes pick up all the important/annoying/bits you need to do differnt.

I've successfully got linux going on my AMD64 3200+ (gigabyte mobo via chipset), the biggest problems I had actually were getting grub liking the SATA hdd (my own silly fault for not reading into it really, the live cd picked the SATA drives up as /dev/sda nad /dev/sdb where on my new kernel/system it wanted it to be /dev/hde and /dev/hdg - I thought it was a kernel issue as to why it didn't like root=/dev/sda1 as a boot parameter) and my gfx card (fx5700) which the 4499 drivers didn't like and the newer drivers were still masked.

Give it a go - just download the AMD64 live cd's and you'll be sweet :).
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