[CentOS] Re: New System Build

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Mar 14 23:11:24 UTC 2007

John Summerfield spake the following on 3/14/2007 3:24 PM:
> Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
>> Slightly OT, but what are the best boards for CentOS (if any) and how do
>> ECS boards stack up?
>> (Yeah, I know they're cheap, but my budget is EXTREMELY limited for home
>> machines.  I just got an ECS NFORCE4M-A with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800MHz
>> and 2Gb of 800 MHz OCZ memory, plus a geFORCE 7100ds video board cuz the
>> ECS doesn't have an AGP slop for my aging current video card.  Comments
>> welcome.)
> Sounds like you're committed now. The time to ask was before; now your
> best guage is experience. If you haven't installed yet, test with a live
> distro (is there a CentOS Live? I think there is). Knoppix is good, any
> of the ubuntu versions & releases comes as a pair of images/CDs, one is
> an installable live system, the other the more tradidional text-mode
> install cd.
>> Thanks - reply directly if you don't think this belongs here.
> It's good to stay here for sanity checking/debating the point and for
> those who might find it in the archive. It's annoying to google a
> problem, find the question and no answer.
The centos live CD would be the best test, as the other live cd's probably
have a much newer kernel and better hardware support.


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