Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Wed Nov 21 08:58:11 PST 2007

On November 21, 2007 04:26 am Barney Cordoba wrote:
> It would be a major 
> black eye to the project to say "FreeBSD 7 is
> released, but BTW, if you have a supermicro or tyan
> opteron system it won't work at all".

The HT1000 is only 1 of the Opteron chipsets available from Tyan, and it's 
only available on their 1 socket boards (the Tomcats).  The dual- and 
quad- socket boards either use AMD or AMD+nVidia chipsets (Socket 
939/940), or nVidia chipsets (Socket AM2).  Out of their entire lineup, 
the HT1000 makes up maybe 10% of the chipsets used by Tyan.

I'd hardly call that a "black eye".  And it's only the onboard SATA 
controller that has issues.  Pop in a proper RAID controller, and it's no 
longer an issue.

> Someone was complaining 2 years ago that they didn't
> have hardware to do the work. Is the FreeBSD project
> really so poorly funded that they can't get their
> hands on a $150 motherboard for 2 years?

Ever considered sending one in?  :)

Freddie Cash, LPIC-2 CCNT CCLP      Network Support Technician
School District 73                  (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
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