Subject: Re: motherboard
To: None <emre@visual-cortex.VSRC.UAB.EDU>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/2001 21:45:13
On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 02:19:48PM -0600, emre@visual-cortex.VSRC.UAB.EDU wrote:
> hello people,
> I'm setting up a mirror for NetBSD and other free software. I have a
> machine right now but it needs more disk space. So I was thinking of
> getting two 75GB IDE drives. Older motherboards dont see beyong 32GB for
> some reason, but the newer ones see the whole drive. To my question,
NetBSD, once booted, should be able to use the whole drive.
> which of these motherboards is supported by NetBSD? This particular
> server will probably have a 1.2Ghz Athlon and about 512MB of RAM in it.
> Is all of this supported by NetBSD (i.e. that much RAM and the large
> disks)? Will I have any problems?
no problems I can see. Some VIA-based motherboards/RAM combination have
problems with IDE (data corruption), so either avoid such a motherboard, or
be prepared to get an add-on PCIIDE controller.
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>