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Will Ubuntu 9.04 run on this AMD CPU & Gigabyte Motherboard?


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pkjm17

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I'm going to be running Ubuntu 9.04 and have purchased this CPU & MB for the computer I'm building. Will Ubuntu 9.04 work on these chips?

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
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Troy

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Ubuntu is an operating system, it should be able to be installed onto your hardware.
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Yes. Ubuntu is very compatible, but any mobo and CPU will do.
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Yes. Ubuntu is very compatible with hardware. CPU and motherboard should never pose a problem. (unless it is not powerful enough)

P.S- my first post, please be nice
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its best to run a live cd to see if its fully compatable,
i've tried running ubuntu on mine and it doesn't work (p4 3.4, 2gb ddr400) as both live cd and full install

just download the .iso
burn to disk
make sure first boot device is cd/dvd in your bios
pop the disk in and off you go

the live cd does not need your hdd to run
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i've tried running ubuntu on mine and it doesn't work (p4 3.4, 2gb ddr400) as both live cd and full install

That is uncommon. What is the problem?

If you have other hardware that you are not so sure if it will work (like a wifi adapter, or a sound card), try using a Live CD.
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i've tried running ubuntu on mine and it doesn't work (p4 3.4, 2gb ddr400) as both live cd and full install

That is uncommon. What is the problem?

If you have other hardware that you are not so sure if it will work (like a wifi adapter, or a sound card), try using a Live CD.


it just won't run - i've had a couple of distro's do that, fedora with kde, pclinuxos 2009, mepis and even mandriva with gnome (even though i actually use mandriva with kde3 + 4),
even my knoppix pendrive is a bit choosy about the monitor and screen resolution

its not a problem, but using a live cd is always good advice as sometimes hardware is not fully compatable,

ps - i can actually install kubuntu
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Ubuntu isn't actually compatible with all hardware setups. It is very uncommon, but still possible.
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