MSI "nettop" supported?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Mar 16 13:07:41 PDT 2009

Jaime <jaime at> writes:

> I'm considering getting one of MSI's "nettop" computers to run a small
> server in my home.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it
> would run FreeBSD or not?  There is a model with Linux pre-installed,
> so I'm hopeful.  I just figured I'd ask before spending a few hundred
> dollars.  :)
> Also, I have no prior experience with FreeBSD's wifi support or using
> Compact Flash or SD cards.  (Despite using FreeBSD since version
> 2.2.1!)  Any pointers?

The wifi support is hard to evaluate, because that web page doesn't list
any details about the hardware.

Flash disks are no big deal, especially if they will already be inserted
at boot time.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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