ISA, VLB, EISA, PCI, and AGP buses are all supported. All recent
motherboards should work fine, although certain integrated
controllers may or may not work well (or at all).
2.1. Specific system/motherboard/BIOS
Please note that this is by no means a complete list.
Please send updates.
|Intel||STL2||ServerWorks chipset, dual Socket 370 (PIII), integrated
video (ATI), ethernet (eepro100), and dual-channel SCSI
|Intel||815EEA, 815EEA2L||Intel 815 chipset, Socket 370 (PIII/Celeron), integrated
video, audio, ethernet (815EEA2L only)||video, sound, ethernet, etc. are all supported,
although they require recent kernels and XFree86|
|SuperMicro||370DL3||ServerWorks chipset, dual Socket 370 (PIII),
integrated ethernet (eepro100), SCSI (aic7xxx)|| |
|SuperMicro||370DLE||ServerWorks chipset, dual Socket 370 (PIII),
integrated ethernet (eepro100)|| |
|SuperMicro||P6DGE||Intel 440GX chipset, dual Slot 1
|SuperMicro||P6DBE||Intel 440BX chipset, dual Slot 1
|Soyo||SY-K7VTA-B||VIA KT133 chipset, Socket A, integrated ATA/100 and
AC97 audio|| |
|Tyan||Thunder K7 (S2462NG/S2462UNG/S2462UNGM)||AMD 760MP chipset, dual Athlon MP, integrated video
(ATI RAGE XL), dual ethernet (2 x 3Com 3C920), dual-channel
SCSI (Adaptec AIC-7899W - S2462UNG/S2462UNGM only)||Early models apparently had bugs. Be sure you have
a recent BIOS and a recent 2.2.x or 2.4.x kernel.|
The following are old notes and are probably out of date.
IBM PS/2 MCA systems
Supported since kernel version 2.0.7, but only for the stable
kernel releases. For information you can look at the
Micro Channel Linux Home Page.
Software for MCA systems can
be found here. Information on the MCA SCSI
subsystem can be found
EFA E5TX-AT motherboard has a solvable problem with RedHat
Linux 5.0 and possibly other versions of Linux. It
spontaneously reboots while probing hardware. To solve,
update BIOS to version 1.01. Get the BIOS update
The Zida 6MLX motherboard with PII Intel LX chipset is
mentioned only to work with Linux when the PII cache is
disabled in BIOS. BIOS upgrade does not solve the problem.
Symptom is random reboots during or shortly after system boot.
Supermicro P5MMA with BIOS versions 1.36, 1.37 and 1.4. Linux
will not boot on this motherboard. A new (beta) release of
the BIOS which makes Linux boot, is available
Supermicro P5MMA98. Linux will not boot on this motherboard.
A new (beta) release of the BIOS which makes Linux boot, is
DataExpert Corp. ExpertColor TX531 V1.0 motherboard with
chipset ACER M1531 (Date: 9729, TS6) and ACER M1543 (Date:
9732 TS6) seems to present not reproducible segmentations
faults, kernel oops and kernel hangs under heavy load and
tape access. The problem seems to be the PCI-bus,
respectively the ACER chipset.