I'm reasonably experienced with Linux up to kernel 1.2x, and I've
installed it on quite a few 486's.
I'm shopping for a PentiumPro-200 for a friend who wants Linux as
well as Windows.
I know there are many potentials for Linux-related hardware conflicts
and gotcha's if you don't have the right components, so I'd like
your feedback on the following configuration:
1. PPro-200 Venus 4400FX chipset, with 32MB RAM.
(this motherboard OK?)
2. Diamond Stealth 64 2MB DRAM PCI.
I have alot of experience with this card under XFree86, so I don't
expect any problems.
3. 2 GB Seagate EIDE hard disk, using the motherboard's built-in EIDE support.
This is where I get nervous. I am aware of the weird issues
with large hard disks, especially IDE.
I know I should place the Linux kernel before the 1024th cylinder,
but I'm probably gonna have to experiment with disk geometry, LILO, and
4. Soundblaster 16 IDE/PnP.
I've never configured this card under Linux.
5. Toshiba IDE 8x CD-ROM drive.
/ Bich C.(Tchiu) Le \
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