Question: I'm using ALi chipset based motherboard, P4AL-8X and P4AL-800. How can I install Linux correctly on them?(10/15/2003) Answer: When installing Linux which the Kernel version is order than 2.4.21 on P4AL-8X or P4AL-800, please follow the bellow procedure.
When installing Linux, at the page choosing the installation between "Graphic mode" or "Text mode", please type "boot: linux pci=conf2" to complete the installation.
After the installation, in the GRUB boot up menu, please press "a" to modify the kernel argument. Please type "ro root=LABEL=/ pci=conf2" in order to boot up correctly.
Download the latest Kernel from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ , for example, linux-2.4.22.tar.gz from another system.
Copy the latest Kernel into this Linux system.
Compile the latest Kernel.
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