Linux Compatible motherboards
I am wanting to build a small server out of a slim line (but not mini ATX) tower and am wanting to use CentOS or Fedora Core.
The server will only be running 1- 2 hard drives for a couple of web sites.
I would prefer an ASUS mo bo if possible and the ability to have raid 0 or 1. If ASUS is not an option, is there any other well known brands i could use that will help keep the price down ?
No shop assistants seem to be able to answer any questions about linux systems.
I would like to keep the price to a minimum on the mo bo and want to be able to use it for Celeron D and Pentium 4 processors with a 775 socket.
Any help from the wise would be greatly appreciated.
Is there a way that i can tell if the mo bo is acutally linux compatible? The ASUS Australian site has been down for some time now.
How about GIGABYTE GA-8VM800PMD
Thankyou both for the information. The P5B is probably an overkill on expense for what we want to do. As a point of interest, we ran a P5B Deluxe and found that it did not support Linux at all.
I have however found a Gigabyte board that you may be able to help me with. Gigabyte GA-8VM800PMD. This board supports raid 0,1 and JBOD. The only issue that i can see is that the specs state that it is designed for the Pentium 4 processor.
We want to find a board that will allow us to build other servers and use the same board if possible and be able to use Celeron D 3Ghz in some and P4 3Ghz in others.
Do you think that we could use the above mentioned board with either the celeron processor or the pentium?