On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 02:55:12AM -0800, Pete Gontier wrote:
> I found a page for the chip set for this machine:
>     http://www.viavpsd.com/product/epia_mini_itx_spec.jsp?motherboardId=21
> My reading of:
>     http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-i386.html
> ...does not indicate goodness.
> The OpenBSD story is slightly better; it claims to support ATA.
> It seems not entirely unreasonable to assume that many functions of the chip
> set are clones, more or less, of popular chips, but without getting my hands
> on the machine so I can boot from CD and run dmesg, I'm wary. And in any
> case a clone still must demonstrate its quality.
> Maybe it's time to break down and check into Linux.

I really don't know much about the different EPIA models, but check
this page:


And any related threads on -hackers (in the archives). Matthew Dillon
was busy with a motherboard from the same line at least.



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