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A motherboard problem

A strange problem occured on the computer when I installed Fedora Core 5. For odd reason, GRUB will appears on text mode without bootscreen. This is the first time that problem occured as I didn't have any problem with previous release dual booting with Windows XP.

It turned out the BIOS for Asus A7S8X-MX will refuse to recognize GRUB so I had to boot Fedora using the Ultimate Boot CD. I have the latest version of BIOS update. I learned that motherboard was really cheap so I already order a new motherboard with Athlon 64 +3200. It will be the first time I will enter into a 64 bit hardware world.
I will still use x86 Fedora Core and I plan to use x86_64 only for Rawhide testing.

Fedora Core 5 Bordeaux Released

Finally, Fedora Core 5 is available. This distribution is special for me as an active contributor for the documentations, translations and my first ever package for the Fedora community Gdesklets since my first encounter with Fedora developers, contributors and some Red Hat staff during San Francisco LinuxWorld 2006. Pratically, Jeremy Katz' blog summarized the moment for developping Fedora Core 5.
I am currently waiting for the torrent to complete and will possibly write a simple review.