Aaron Siegel wrote:
Get an ASUS MB with an Intel chipset. Avoid Intel 965/975 compatible
nVidia chipsets if at all possible because they will not run on *BSD. I
tried both FreeBSD and NetBSD and both attempts failed miserably.
I would like to build a computer using a Intel Duo 2 Core processor, my first
attempted at finding a compatible motherboard failed. I do not remember
having the same difficulties six years ago when I built my last computer.
Does any one have any advice. I have looked at the hardware notes for 6.2
Release http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/hardware-amd64.html#PROC and
also the list of mother boards that were tested, kinda tested by other
I am think of building two, maybe computers, one which will replace my two
PIII as a intranet toy (web server, groupware?, wireless AP,
gateway/firewall), multimedia center (Mythtv, Mp3 player). The second will be
a desktop that will hopefully be run multiple virtual OS using win4bsd
until Xen is available. I would perfer a microATX, I live in a small
Is there a manufacturer anyone would recommend? A chipset that is support
better than any other? Does it come down to trial and error? Intel does
have some board which support Linux, at the very worst I can use that until I
can get Freebsd working.
My first failed attempt was an Abit Fatal1ty F-190HD with a ATI Radeon Xpress
1250 it does not boot any open source system, Freebsd x86/amd64, kunbuntu
x64, or opensolaris. I am going to borrow a copy of Windows Vista to verify
it is a driver not faulty hardware.
I have a P5B Deluxe and it's fine, except USB stuff detection doesn't
work like it should in 7-CURRENT. It worked perfectly fine in 6.2 though..
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