[CentOS] recommends on CentOS + Via Epia CN10000EG

Wed Dec 6 11:08:18 UTC 2006
security <security at air-austral.com>

Lance Davis a écrit :
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, security wrote:
>> Jed Reynolds a écrit :
>>> I'm considering building a network gateway using a Via EpiaCN10000EG
>>> motherboard like seen here:
>>> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/cPath/79/products_id/444
>>> I've heard that this is a pretty recent mobo and drivers for it are in
>>> Ubuntu but that a 2.6.9.x CentOS kernel might have troubles with it.
>>> Anyone have any opinions on this mobo?
>>> Thanks
>>> jed
>> Take care of the cpu: some Via C3 are not real "i686" cpu: so your
>> "embedded Centos" will not boot.
>> VIA Nehemiah is a real i686 cpu (so, no problem): we use Gralinux AS 3
>> (like Centos 3.8) without any problem, Centos 4 should works too.
>> VIA Samuel 2 is a i586 (so you will have problems with it if your linux
>> distro is not full "i386/i586"): impossible to install the OS in it
>> (because
>> of some i686 binaries in the Linux distro)
> Except that CentOS (probably 'unlike' Gralinux ? ) provides i586
> support specifically for via processors,

So it "should" work if there is no i686 code .... :)
Gralinux use a lot of i686 code (same thing for the embedded version):
the problem is there.

> as a bonus for CentOS users that is not provided upstream.
> Regards
> Lance

For infos, a woody installed in a Via Samuel 2 (500Mhz fanless) works
great :)