I like building my own computers, so I built one
for Linux. Now I find out almost none of the components are compatible with
Red Hat (the distribution I've got); some are compatible with SuSE (available
and recommended by a friend).
Red Hat didn't list any motherboards, so I figured
they would all work; there were also no hard disks listed. I try to install Red
Hat and find that the chip set and the hard disk will not work. As far as I can
tell I will have to build another box, so here is the question:
Is there an easy (minimum headaches) way of
selecting components for this new box. What I have started doing
Make a list of motherboards and chipsets
Check with each site to see which are compatible
with which Linux distribution,
Purchase the best of the compatible
Make a list of video cards available
Check with each site...
When I bought the boards for the box I've been
trying to use, I asked if it was Linux compatible, and was told "yes." I had
forgotten that computer component sales people fall into the same category as
used car salesmen (ie, "yes"=commission).