[CentOS] modern motherboard for centos-5

Sun Jul 5 12:05:30 UTC 2009
Ian Murray <murrayie at yahoo.co.uk>

Well, despite what you say about ASUS, I recently bought an M3N78-VM (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152752 - although the net card specs are wrong) because it was cheap and it supported 8gb. The only problem was the lack for forcedeth drivers in standard CentOS, which I download from somewhere else. I can't speak for graphics or sound because the machine uses neither.

It's running Xen kernel from the Gitco repositories and it's rock solid (touch wood).

From: fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
To: centos at centos.org
Sent: Saturday, 4 July, 2009 15:39:26
Subject: [CentOS] modern motherboard for centos-5

I'm considering upgrading, and am trying to choose a modern motherboard
that nevertheless fully works with Centos5/RHEL5.

Though I'm partial to AMD processors, and would like to use one in my
new configuration, that's not a requirement, if the most appropriate
board happens to be intel-compatible. 

However, given the way ASUS is dumping LInux and crawling more firmly
into bed with the Beast, I'd prefer to avoid ASUS boards.

I see that NewEgg has some combo deals at reasonable prices, but I
can't tell which chipsets/boards are known to work with centos5 and
which aren't.

Just at random, here's one of their offerings, a Biostar board:
I've always understood Biostar boards to be cheap, not only in price,
but perhaps they're serviceable? 

I'm open to other suggestions, too.

Thanks in advance!

---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
                    The Lord detests the way of the wicked 
                  but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
----------------------------- Proverbs 15:9 (niv) -----------------------------

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