I am in the process in buying a New Motherboard to run
Linux... Someone offered me the following :
A Tyan 486 EISA/VESA motherboard which has Pentium P24-T ZIF socket
that takes any 486, should support dx4 w/ a voltage adapter socket, 2
VESA slots, 8 EISA slots (6 bus mastering), jumpered cpu clock speed
settings, cache size up to 1MB, comes w/ 256k cache, takes up to 256M
w/ 16 30 pin simm slots, SIS chipset, Dallas real time clock onboard,
Has anyone used Linux in a such a Board or similar one ??? Do
you think that the new Intel DX4 would run Linux with no problem ???
Is the price of $715 for Board + DX2-66 a good price ???
I have also heard rumours that with the coming of the Pentium
DX4 and PCI in force in April we should see a sharp drop in prices for
the DX2-66 and for the EISA motherboards... Do you think I shoud wait
one or two more weeks ???
I am open to any sugestions to other EISA/VLB DX2-66
Motherboards that anyone have tried with Linux and is happy with...
The capability to support the new Intel DX4 is important and
if anyone has already tried such a configuration the sharing of their
experience would be highly appreciated 8-)
Please answer by E-mail because my News server is very slow in
receiving new articles... I will gladly repost the relevant answers I
happen to receive to this question ;-)
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