[CentOS] modern motherboard for centos-5

Mon Jul 6 01:35:31 UTC 2009
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 05:05:30AM -0700, Ian Murray wrote:
> 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).

Pardon my ignorance, but what's "forcedeth"?

> ________________________________
> 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:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138143
> 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) -----------------------------

---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
               But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: 
                         While we were still sinners, 
                              Christ died for us.
------------------------------- Romans 5:8 (niv) ------------------------------
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