[CentOS] HW issue during instalaltion

Philip Manuel phil at zomojo.com
Tue Nov 18 04:08:08 UTC 2008


We tend to use CentOS for our desktops as well, hence the request to 
this mailing list.  We do not wish to have Ubuntu installed.

Thanks

nate wrote:
> Philip Manuel wrote:
>   
>> It uses a NV chipset,
>> nVidia GeForce 8200,
>> http://au.shuttle.com/product_detail_spec.jsp?PI=939 . I added an Intel
>> Ethernet card to get over the Marvell Ethernet issue, and a NVIDIA
>> 8600GT card.
>>
>> I forgot to add I used no additional driver disks to get Vista to see
>> the disk.
>>     
>
> Try Ubuntu, you probably wouldn't need additional driver disks to
> get it workin' either. CentOS is a server oriented distro, not
> a desktop distro. Hardware differences between desktop and server
> are almost night and day in many cases. The system you link to
> is most definitely a desktop class system.
>
> Or perhaps Fedora, though I'm not much of a fan of the short
> support cycle for Fedora(assuming it's still 6 months).
>
> With Ubuntu(and possibly Fedora) you get the added advantage
> of tons more packages than what is included with CentOS/RHEL
> without having to resort to problematic 3rd party repositories
> or crazy yum configurations to try to keep a sane installation
> running.
>
> CentOS works great for what it's built for.
>
> nate
>
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