[CentOS] motherboard recommendation
tgh at tgharold.com
Fri Jun 1 11:56:19 UTC 2007
> Thomas Harold wrote:
>> Robert Thompson wrote:
>>> Feizhou wrote:
>>>> That sounds like a board with a buggy bios. For the same reason, I
>>>> will avoid Asus boards since I have resort to noapic or apci=off
>>>> parameters to get them to run stable.
>> Which Asus board? And how old is the BIOS? We've had good results
>> with the M2N-E and M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboards and Linux 2.6. The
>> M2N32-SLI had some rough edges early on until Asus released a proper
>> BIOS for the board.
> Asus is finally getting their apic tables setup right? great.
Pretty sure I haven't tried running Linux on one of those. That's a
socket 939 ATX board with PCIe and we only own one (which is a A8N-VM
CSM GeForce 6150 running WinXP).
I don't exactly remember which BIOS revision of the M2N32-SLI Deluxe has
issues... but at the time I was running Gentoo and the Gentoo boards
contain a good deal of information about motherboards. Once Asus
released a good BIOS for it, I dropped Xen 3.0.2 on it and left it alone.
I also had an A8V motherboard (socket 939, VIA K8T800Pro chipset) that I
used for about a year with a 2.6 kernel. The M2NPV-VM boards (microATX)
also seemed to work (at least with the Xen 3.0.0 or 3.0.1 LiveCD which I
was using to test APIC issues on the M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard).
(We've developed a familiarity for the Asus AM2 motherboards, so they're
the primary choice for us on the workstation / desktop side. Plus they
have zero moving parts and a decent feature set.)
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