[CentOS] CentOS 4 and Intel D965 motherboards

Wed Dec 6 15:12:23 UTC 2006
Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com>

	Would it be possible for CentOS to release an installer for 4.4
that uses a newer kernel, or maybe the same kernel patched to work with
ICH8? It would be a great boon to a great many folks I'd imagine. At the
very least ensure that CentOS 5 works with ICH8?



-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of John R Pierce
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 2:40 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 4 and Intel D965 motherboards

> If it's not too late, return the motherboard, get something else.
> My personal experience with Intel's desktop motherboards is that they 
> work most of the time for most of the people.

thats been the exact opposite of my experiences with Intel branded 
motherboards.   They've been consistently well engineered, and well 
built, have very good aftermarket support (BIOS upgrades and drivers are
still available for nearly every board they've ever made, and they are 
MUCH better documented than the typical taiwan stuff).    Intel has had 
a few funky chipsets that NO motherboards could fix (anything that used
RDRAM, and worse, the chipsets that used RD->SDRAM bridges like the 
i810), but otherwise I've found them very compatible.   I do try and 
avoid the chipsets with onboard graphics.

I've never seen ANY documentation like
ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/lt/D5601702US.pdf (for the
DP965LT, a current mainstream performance board I'd strongly consider 
using for a Core 2 Duo desktop) from any taiwan board maker.   Note they

actually give power specifications for the board, thermal design 
guidelines, etc.     Detailed errata in 
ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/lt/D6333603US.pdf  (ever seen
errata on a taiwan board?  muahaahahahaha, right!)

RHEL/CentOS 4 is getting a bit long in the tooth, and support for the
latest hardware is somewhat lagging, this can be an issue with any new
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