I'm building a Linux router as part of a research project. I don't know the exact CPU model off-hand, but the CPU and board are most similar to that found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813185103
I've had a heck of a time trying to get an OS to work on it so far. I'm most familiar with RedHat derivatives, so I've tried RHEL5, Fedora 7/8/9, and an old version of CentOS (I believe it was 4.0...). The only two I could get to install at all were Fedora 9 and CentOS. The Fedora 9 install began to boot, but quickly stopped and told me this:
This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
The CentOS install would actually boot, but would deadlock within 5 minutes of running, even when sitting idly at the log-in prompt.
It looks like the RedHats are out, so does anyone know an OS that will work with VIA chipsets? I don't need a GUI or many flashy features since I'm going to just toss XORP
and a few small apps on there, but I would prefer an OS that is still maintained.
Thanks in advance!