Subject: Re: motherboard
To: None <emre@visual-cortex.VSRC.UAB.EDU>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
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 <>