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Originally posted by mangga003 am planning on ordering it this friday. unless someone else has a better suggestion for a mother board
IDE: 2x Ultra DMA ATA133/100/66 up to 4 Devices
SATA: 4x SATA 150
RAID: RAID 0,1 (2x SATA Ports); RAID 0,1, 0+1 (2x SATA Ports)
Make sure that your Distro supports SATA and that raid. Go to www.google.com/linux and search for your mobo model and the distro like "Mandrake 9.2" or "Redhat 9" with the quotes. See if anyone else is having problems. To many forums to search through them all but that will give you a idea of what to expect.
ASUS, ABIT and such are good mobos. They have been around a while. Make sure that anything on board, sound, video, nic, USB etc have a way to disable just in case you run into trouble. Sometimes BIOS, sometimes a jumper.
Ttrying to save you a headache latter on. Better to ward off a problem than to experience it.