View Full Version : linux & motherboards

06-16-2001, 12:49 AM
I was wondering if anyone here has any experience installing Linux? I would like to run Red Hat 7.1, but I'm not sure what motherboard to get. Red Hat's Hardware Compatibility Lists only include 2 motherboards, the AOpen DX34 and DX34 Plus. That is surely incomplete! But I can't find the information anywhere--not in the Red Hat forums, not on the motherboard manufacturers' web sites, not on hardware review sites. I've asked friends who use Linux, and they tell me in vague terms that Linux supports just about anything. I was wondering if anyone here had any actual experience with specific motherboards.

I've been looking at the ASUS CUSL2, the AOpen AX3SP, and the SuperMicro 370SS line. I would certainly consider other boards (and appreciate general mobo advice), but I'm listing these in case anyone is running linux on them specifically. Thanks for your help!


06-16-2001, 12:53 AM
I've installed Linux on several machines, laptops and desktops (and had varying degrees of frustration with it) and have never run across a mobo compatibility problem...it finds and runs everything just fine as far as that stuff is concerned...I don't have specific info on the boards you mention, but I can almost guarantee they'll work...

When all else fails, read the instructions.

06-20-2001, 06:57 AM
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO: http://www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html
Revision 3.0.3 2001-05-28

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