[CentOS] Best supported motherboard

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Nov 1 13:35:11 EDT 2010


At Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:51:49 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

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> ---Executing: recode
> Well it depends on what you want in your new board, workstation vs
> server....I just built 2 machines based on this board....MSI 785G-E53 AM3
> 785G...with amd quad cores....one is acting as a server and centos 5.5
> loaded up just fine with no issues, running KVM with a couple of VM's....I
> would look at the 1055T or 1090T CPU which have 6 cores and would probably
> give you better performance if you want to run 4 or 5 vm's.....the one thing
> that I did was use a pata DVD burner...since I have heard of issues with the
> sata versions and centos....I prefer amd to Intel since I'm always on a very
> limited budget...;)

I have a SATA DVD burner: Optiarc  Model: DVD RW AD-7241S and it works
just fine under CentOS 5.5 on a AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300 system
(ASRock K10N78 motherboard).  I did have to add the 'irqpoll' kernel
parameter to get the SATA ports to work.

> 
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Basil Kurian <basilkurian at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Which among these three motherboard is the best supported in Linux
> > (Centos/Ubuntu) ?
> >
> >
> > Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC [ http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42409 ]
> >
> > Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG [ http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=40078 ]
> >
> > Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG [
> > http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP55KG/DP55KG-overview.htm]
> >
> >
> >
> > Also which will be a good processor , for using in a desktop PC to run 4 or
> > 5   Virtual machines concurrently on VirtualBox or VMWare ESX server ?
> >
> >
> > Intel® Xeon® Processor X3460 [ http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42931]
> > or
> > Intel® CoreTM i7-870S [ http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=48498 ]
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> >
> > Basil Kurian
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