[CentOS] motherboard recommendation

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Fri Jun 1 15:29:03 UTC 2007

> 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.

Asus does not exactly have a reputation for good BIOSes...they have been 
known to release a new BIOS to fix something only to break something else.

> 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.)

I have seen a recommendation for Abit AM2 motherboards that did not need 
any kernel parameters...actually I pressed for the information which the 
chap was nice enough to post after his going out of the way to test 
while he had another problem (using fourth RAM slot). :D

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