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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie: On building a Linux box
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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie: On building a Linux box

One good way to check hardware compatibility is with a 
Google Groups search in comp.os.linux.hardware, to see what 
other folks are reporting.

But you can't hardly buy a motherboard or hard disk that's 
not compatible.  What exactly are they?

-- Rod

On Monday 16 September 2002 07:16 am, B Raiford wrote:
> 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 is: Make a list of motherboards and
> chipsets available,
> Check with each site to see which are compatible with which Linux
> distribution, Purchase the best of the compatible motherboards
> 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).

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