[SATLUG] buying a motherboard with cpu
e2eiod at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 15:05:40 CST 2006
On 12/3/06, Travis H. <travis at subspacefield.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 03:26:05PM -0600, Chris Lemire wrote:
> > I am doing research on motherboards. Maybe there is a new
> > technology or something I do not know about or something I should wait for.
> > Do I need to know about the different socket
> > numbers?
> Not really. I get by without knowing...
> > How well does Linux support dual core, quad core, and other new
> > technologies?
> Just fine, they're SMP basically, so it shouldn't be a problem.
> > 1. Linux compatibility, it must run well and supported under Linux.
> ASUS, Foxconn, Gigabyte
> > 2. 4 or more sata2 connectors would be good. 2 does not seem like
> > much. I already have a sata2 hard drive with cables and converter for the
> > power wire.
> I haven't found one with native SATA that has a chipset supported by Linux.
Are you talking about motherboards here? Or controller cards?
> My fileserver has this:
> Works great and cheap.
I looked at the specs for this at the URL given and it shows no
support for Linux.
Were you able to verify your SATA II card would work with Linux before purchase?
Did it just plug and play with Linux? Or did you find some drivers?
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