Intel G965 chipset?
ivan at careytech.com.au
Sat Jul 14 01:04:52 UTC 2007
Bruce Caruthers wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I am in the process of replacing my old, formerly
> solidly reliable 4.2 RAID server. I've been eyeing
> the Intel DG965WH motherboard and its kin, but from
> my searches of the mailing list archives, it seems
> unclear whether it will work. There were several
> postings with workarounds (e.g. turn off ACPI, the
> marvell_pata patch, etc.) but no followup postings
> to indicate whether any of that worked...
> === My Question:
> So, can I use an Intel motherboard with the 965
> chipset? If not, what is the latest chipset I can
> use which will meet my needs?
> === My needs are:
> * long-term reliable (current system is 7 years old)
> * 6+ SATA with RAID 1 (RAID 5 would be nice, but
> not required -- old server is just RAID 1 with
> a Highpoint 370 on an Abit BX133 mobo)
> * Firewire for removable "snapshot" drives
> * Preferably PCI-e/Express, since that seems to be
> the near-future for later expansion
> * Being able to use non-SATA CD/DVD drive for
> installs and perhaps experimenting with BSD DVD
> burning tools
> * Unless I do the DVD burning stuff, CPU doesn't
> matter to me (currently using Celeron 766MHz on
> old server, with 256 MB RAM, and only noticed
> when rebuilding a kernel)
> * I don't care about audio, and just need basic
> text-mode VGA, since this will sit in my basement.
> === OS:
> If it matters, I'll be moving from 4.2 to I guess
> 6.2 with this (clean install). I've used pre-1.0
> FreeBSD/386BSD up through 4.10, but haven't messed
> with 5.x or newer yet. Any major gotchas I should
> be aware of?
> Sorry for being long-winded. Just want to be clear
> on what my concerns are, so I don't waste anyone's
> time. :)
> Bruce Caruthers http://www.BruceCaruthers.com/
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I'm no expert but when I asked similar questions about this board and a
server board I found this information:
The 965 motherboard uses the ICH8 chipset
FreeBSD ata(4) supports the ICH8
Intel Technical doc
So it looks like the 965 motherboard should work under FreeBSD 6.2
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