Will Mint work on MA-GA785g-UD2H

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Will Mint work on MA-GA785g-UD2H

Postby archp2008 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:15 pm

I'm wondering if Mint will install on a Gigabyte GA785g-UD2H motherboard with the integrated ATI4200 graphics. I note that there are no Linux drivers listed on the Gigabyte site but ATI seems to have one for the integrated ATI 4200. I was hoping to use the Grub with Mint 7 to create a quadruple boot loader. I used to have XP/Vista/Win7 triplebooting but since having to reinstall XP I now only have WinXP. I have had a lot of success multibooting win Grub via Mint 7 installations in the past.
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Re: Will Mint work on MA-GA785g-UD2H

Postby gn2 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:39 pm

YEEHAA!

Almost a Googlewhack!

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB ... 4&ie=UTF-8

Doesn't look like anyone has tried, you'll just have to blaze the trail yourself....
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Re: Will Mint work on MA-GA785g-UD2H

Postby archp2008 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:43 pm

The Mint worked; however, the multiboot grub loader it created did not. Only the first of the three Windows installations it listed (the WinXP) worked. The other two came up with a black screen saying to insert the Windows disk and do a repair. I'm wondering if such a repair will knock out everything else, including and, perhaps especially, the Linux Mint Grub boot menu which does have the XP on it. Actually my Win7 disk doesn't seem to offer a repair option as such, just an install option in which the present windows 7 installation is copied to a windows.old folder but the files inside it are supposed to be still retrievable from there from the new installation. Any advice on where to go from here to get a 4-way boot menu would be much appreciated.
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Re: Will Mint work on MA-GA785g-UD2H

Postby gn2 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:44 pm

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