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Old 01-15-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Question Fedora 8 Core on ASUS M2A-VM


I am wanting to build an inexpensive but fast Linux box based on Fedora Core 8. I am looking at using an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard (AMD 690G/ATI SB600) motherboard, AMD Athlon64 X2 4000+ CPU, 2 x 1Gb Kingston DDR800 memory and a Seagate 160Gb SATA-II Hard drive. Since this is going to be a server configuration I don't care abotu sound card or video crd issues that may affect the GUI interface on a desktop config.

Can anyone tell me if they have had any experience configuring Fedora Core 8 on an AMD 690G chipset motherboard with the AMD Athlon64 X2? I am not hardset on using the ASUS motherboard as I have access to other brands (Abit, Foxconn, Biostar, etc) - but I would rather not go to Foxconn as I have not had good luck with reliability on their AMD based designs after about a year.

Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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Did you check the HCL?
If you don't you better should do. But never the less I should work w/o any problem.
For other advices check out
http://howtoforge.com/fedora-8-serve...-ftp-ispconfig
 
Old 01-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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Did you check the HCL?
If you don't you better should do. But never the less I should work w/o any problem.
For other advices check out
http://howtoforge.com/fedora-8-serve...-ftp-ispconfig
I have been looking for a good, current HCL but haven't found one that discusses anything after early 2007. Since the AMD 690 Chipset is from late 2007 I didn't see it. Can you recommend a more current HCL list to look at?

I laughed when I saw the link to "How-to forge", that's the very article I used when I started to configure the server on an old (see ancient...LOL) AMD box with a VIA chipset and Duron 1600 CPU with 512Megs and an 80Gb ATA-100 HDD. I have been playing with that configuration now for about 2 months and while I won't claim to be anything like an expert with Linux I've learned more than I planned when I started this project.

Ron
 
Old 01-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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Be aware that when the motherboards (virtually any brand) says raid they mean fake raid or soft raid.

Just so you know the "core" was dropped after FC6, ie Fedora 8.

Good Luck
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Ron

Be aware that when the motherboards (virtually any brand) says raid they mean fake raid or soft raid.

Just so you know the "core" was dropped after FC6, ie Fedora 8.

Good Luck
Lazlow
Oh, ok, didn't realize that the "core" was dropped after 6. Yeah I know the RAID functions mean software RAID unless I go with an Intel based motherboard that has RAID built into the chipset - even then it's not what I would consider a "true" RAID solution.

I'm just wanting to find out if the AMD 690 chipset with the ATI SB600 will properly run Fedora 8. I figure it has a good chance as it is an AMD verified solution, but have only found motherboards on the HCL forum here mention the M2N (nVidia chipset) and the K9MM (VIA chipset) board as well as some of the older K8 solutions. I like the 690G because it does offer the 1000Mhz HyperTransport rather than the 800Mhz version. Not that there is going to be a huge difference there but as I am going with a lower-end Athlon64 X2 CPU (only a 4000-4400) rather than the 5000 or more chips, I was wanting to try and gain as much performance from the board as possible.

Ron
 
  


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