[CentOS] Centos-compatible motherboards

Fri Dec 27 13:11:56 UTC 2013
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 03:40:43AM -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 12/25/2013 09:51 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I'm toying with the idea of spending some Christmas money on a new MB and
> > CPU to upgrade my desktop.
> >
> > Although I've always been partial to AMD chips, I'm tempted this time to
> > find something Intel-ish, I5, quad core, or so.
> >
> > In looking at mommyboards  at New Egg and Amazon, I find so many I am
> > unable to make reasonable determinations regarding suitability, so am
> > hoping some of you who have new(ish) intel-compatible boards could 
> > offer some hints.
> >
> > Also, I'd like to keep the cost of MB, CPU and RAM to no more (or little
> > more) than $300-350. (seeing as how apparently mid-range I5 chips cost
> > over 200 each, that may be a vain hope.)
> >
> > I expect that the newest ones may work with something bleeding edge
> > like Fedora (et al), but I like centos for my desktop since it doesn't
> > have the ridiculous churn rate of the more aggressive distros. I can't
> > bring myself to relish the thought of rebuilding my main desktop twice
> > a year (or even once a year).
> >
> > So, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
> I personally have recently built 2 different systems with with the Asus
> M5A99X Evo R2.0 motherboard.  This one does not have a graphics card ...
> everything does work with CentOS-6.5 and RHEL7B1.
> It uses AMD CPUs and I have used several AM3+ CPUs, including Sempron
> 100, FX-6150, and FX-8150.
> https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO_R20/
> One of the nicest features is it will detect and set a working BIOS
> memory timing with a press of a button on the board ... if you try
> something manually that is incompatible, a simple press of the button
> and reboot will get you back to a working config.


I assume it has UEFI and "secure boot"? did you disable the secure boot
feature before installing? (AFAIK Centos doesn't yet support UEFI/secure

I have an existing pair of drives holding Centos in a software Raid-1
configuration, and I'm assuming I can simply move them to the new
board, boot and be off to the races. Can you comment on that assumption?


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