Subject: Re: motherboard
To: None <emre@visual-cortex.VSRC.UAB.EDU>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2001 13:13:25
> 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,

every motherboards could see every IDE drive.

but it's not a problem. only kernel have to be loaded from the beggining
of drive. netbsd could use whole disk.

> 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?

i thing buying such fast CPU for ftp server is waste. buy used (but stable
and well tested) pentium-1 motherboard with SDRAM slots, put 128 or
maybe more SDRAM and plug this disks to it.

> Thanks in advance
> (PS please reply to me in private, I am subscribed to the list, but under
> a different email address)