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: http://apollo.backplane.com/FreeBSD/ And any related threads on -hackers (in the archives). Matthew Dillon was busy with a motherboard from the same line at least. HTH, --Stijn -- "...I like logs. They give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I've been known to keep logs for 30 months at a time (generally when I thought I was rotating them daily, but was actually rotating them once a month)." -- Michael Lucas, in Big Scary Daemons article 'Controlling Bandwidth'
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