Installation Report (AMD64/MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum)

Nick Kamenyitzky nick at
Sat Sep 25 10:21:43 UTC 2004

Do you need to use both network adapters?

You should probably disable one in bios to save confusion next time.

Patrick Cherry wrote:

>I've just installed a Ubuntu on my shiny new box.  It all works fine,
>I'm happy to say.  The only hiccough was during the network detection:
>this motherboard has two ethernet sockets, and I had to guess which one
>was the one being used for the dhcp probing.  The interesting thing was
>that it used one during automatic network detection in the install, and
>the other on booting up afterwards!  I hope that I'm not going to have
>to randomly swap the cable over on each boot up!
>Anyway, here are the gory details:
>MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (Socket 939) nVidia nForce 3
>Modules used:
>-> SATA : nv_sata
>-> IDE : amd74xx
>-> Audio: snd_intel8x0
>-> Gigabit Ethernet: r8169 / forcedeth (for the port nearest the audio
>-> Firewire: ohci1394
>-> USB2: ehci / ohci 
>All these were autodetected on boot, which is great.  I'm now going to
>try the nvidia AMD64 drivers for the chipset.  This should get the
>second gigabit ethernet connection working properly, as well as the
>`correct' driver for the audio.
>Looking at dmesg, I get a _lot_ of:
>nv_sata: Primary device added
>nv_sata: Primary device removed
>nv_sata: Secondary device added
>nv_sata: Secondary device removed
> ... in fact 250 times a second!
>I had a quick google for these messages and came up with TWO hits, both
>linking to the kernel source, so I was wondering if this was an ubuntu
>issue, or a kernel issue, or indeed if anyone else gets these messages!
>Apart from that, everything works fine!

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