new hardware - compatible?
sonicy at otenet.gr
Thu Jun 12 15:43:36 UTC 2008
Brad Mettee wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to FreeBSD and don't have a lot of time to go digging through
> archives/info to find answers, so excuse this if it's a "noob"
> question. It's an emergency server build, and needs to be solid and fast.
> Will FreeBSD have any problems running on the following hardware?
> Which would be better FreeBSD 6.3 or 7?
> Intel Quad Core Extreme 3Ghz, LGA775
> Asus P5K-E Motherboard (P35 chipset, Onboard LAN)
> 4G Kingston DDR 2 RAM (PC2 6400)
> Seagate 500G, SATA 2, 7200RPM
> GeForce 7200GS 128MB 32-bit GDDR2 PCI-E x16 Video Card (basically a
> cheap vid card)
> Samsung SATA CD-ROM
> Thanks in advance.
> (I've been building/running x86 boxes since DOS 3.3, just haven't had
> need of *nix environment yet, so I'm not total noob)
If you are a total "noob" as you put it, you will have to put
considerable amounts of time into this, understanding basic UNIX /
FreeBSD concepts and such. May I suggest you start reading the handbook
Concerning the compatibility of your hardware, read the release notes:
(I suggest you go with FreeBSD 7 unless there is any specific reason not to)
The specs seem ok to me. The graphics card is unimportant for a server
(nvidia cards work OK in general) and according to the specs you have a
Marvel LAN supported by the msk(4) driver. It should work fine. To use
your 4Gb RAM efficiently, go with the 64bit version of FreeBSD (known as
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