On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Micah Yoder wrote:
> It's an Abit VP6 motherboard. I've heard good reports from it, so that
> *better* not be the problem!!!
Well, check the Linux mailing lists -- reading those, and having battled
with a Tyan Tiger 133 for ages now, I would be extremely hesistant depend
on anything with a VIA chip set onboard. I'm sure that they'll get it
right at some point, but at the moment, stability and reliability still
seems to equal Intel, and then preferably a 440BX chip set.
(I know about Intel's past chip set gaffes, so no flames, please.)
> But what is the kernel shipped on the CD compiled with? That's what I'm
> using. I know Red Hat uses 2.96 to compile their kernel, so I dunno if SGI
> did the same.
I believe it's 2.91-66 for XFS 1.0.
> I think I'm starting to lean toward telling them to install the latest stable
> Debian with ext2...... :-)
FreeBSD with UFS and Softupdates might not be such a bad idea. IMO it's
more work to manage a FreeBSD system, however, so don't jump into it until
you understand it.
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