what machines run freebsd

David Banning david at skytracker.ca
Thu Apr 17 08:32:39 PDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 10:32:55AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> > I am purchasing a new machine and I want to make sure that it runs
> > freebsd without any problem. I seem to recollect, going back in history,
> > that "integrated" boards gave problems. These days, integrated boards
> > are the norm. I know that Abit and Asus used to be a good bet. What
> > about Intel boards?
> >
> > Is there any rule of thumb, or good pointers, or "absolutely avoid"
> > suggestions?
> I had problems with SIS-630 hardware. All my Intel 810/810e PC's work good
> though.
> Also, the Asus AN266-V mobo's work very fast with AMD 1800+ CPU's. $550
> CDN for the entire setup on the latter equipment.
> Just out of curiosity, what will the box be for?

Running a server for a small company. It has about 6 users. It is
running a SVR4 database package, hylafax and serving web pages, but
it is doing everything on a pretty small scale.

The only advice I have gotten so far is to avoid AMD because most
of the board testers use Intel. I don't know about SiS.  One guys
likes it, two others don't.  I will have to look into how prevalent
it is.

I thought there would be a wide selection of boards that have problems.
I worked on a windows system yesterday that was an integrated Dell system
which had built-in everything. I had to get some special Dell driver
to run the network section. I can't imagine that freebsd would run -that-
network device.

I thought that there would be a number of board makers out there that
make integrated systems that have mostly win-components on their boards.

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