Intel G965 chipset?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Jul 21 04:31:54 UTC 2007

Bruce Caruthers wrote:
> On Sat Jul 14, 2007, Antony Mawer wrote:
>> On 14/07/2007 8:07 AM, Bruce Caruthers wrote:
>> ...
>>> === 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?
>> We use the 965 based boards for many of our servers and they work fine -
>> the only gotchas I have come across has been the onboard IDE controller
>> is a Marvell ATA controller, and not supported by the drivers in
>> 6.2-RELEASE. I made a back-port of the -CURRENT driver to 6.2 some
>> months ago and have not had any problems (although the CD-ROM connected
>> to said IDE channel is only used for the installation process!).
>> I would imagine that the driver is likely present in 6-STABLE and the
>> upcoming 6.3 release later this year.
>> --Antony
> Now that the parts have arrived and I actually have
> the machine (physically) set up, I am trying to
> install from the downloaded ISO images (6.2-Release,
> downloaded 7/20).
> Each boot option hangs at different places (standard
> stops after identifying the disks as ad4 and ad8,
> ACPI turned off stops at md0, and verbose logging
> actually gets to the first menu, but no longer
> accepts keyboard input at that point -- might be
> hung, since couldn't warm boot from the keyboard,
> either, at that point).
> Were you able to do any of the install without the
> backported driver, or did you generate a custom
> install disk?
> Or, would it be better if I try making the boot
> floppies and installing over ftp?
> Any suggestions, or perhaps a downloadable ISO
> image, since you already went through this?  :)
> I have 2xSATA300 disks as RAID-1, and an ATAPI DVD
> drive for installing.  And an old 3.5" floppy drive
> I found on one of my parts heaps.
> (mobo: Intel DG965WH)
> Thanks for any help!
>    -bkc

Try a 6.2 snapshot (if that's not what you meant by downloaded 7/20). If 
that fails, try 7-CURRENT snapshots (most recent ones, i.e. over the 
last month, are the best idea). There were a variety of fixes made to 
USB input and control (if you're using a USB keyboard instead of a PS/2 

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