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  1. #1
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    how can i make sure if the hardware suit the centos ?

    Hi,

    i want to diy a server to test centos,

    how can i make sure if all the components(chip、MB、...etc) are suitable the centos before i buy them?



    thanks


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    Check them on the hardware list at CentOS.org
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    Second worst case scenario you can compile a custom kernel with the driver you need.

    Worst case it won't work.
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    About the only issue we ever have is with low end RAID cards. Often they work with Windows, but do not have Linux support. You can usually find drivers, but vanilla installs usually won't cover them.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by joelin View Post
    Hi,
    i want to diy a server to test centos,
    how can i make sure if all the components(chip、MB、...etc) are suitable the centos before i buy them?
    thanks
    if you are looking for inexpensive desktop boards, read up this thread:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=663581
    the motherboards mentioned in there are all good candidates for CentOS 5.1 installation. all required drivers for on-board devices are supplied by stock kernel.

    if you are looking for server-class motherboard, then Intel 5000/3000/3010/946GZ chipset based server boards from supermicro/tyan will do good with CentOS stock kernel.

    stay away from the new breeds of Intel 5400/3300/3200 chipset for the time being, since ICH9 south bridge and the new Intel 82575EB GB NIC are not quite supported by CentOS just yet.

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