[LinuxBIOS] Tyan Thunder n3600R (S2912) support status?

yhlu yinghailu at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 20:04:29 CEST 2007

On 10/5/07, niko <niko at ornia.hampshire.edu> wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm in the midst of an upgrade for my server, but I want the entire
> thing to run 100% Free Software, including LinuxBIOS.  The Tyan S2912
> seems to be a perfect match feature/specifications wise for what I am
> searching for.  I need a dual Socket F board with built in SAS and SATA2
> with RAID-5 support on the latter, and ideally two gigabit NICs to
> boot.  This Tyan board largely fits this description more than any other
> board on the LinuxBIOS supported motherboard compatibility list.
> The problem is that on the list it is still marked "WIP" with a yellow
> box instead of a green one.  What is the current status of LinuxBIOS
> support for this board?  Will it work at all or maybe partially?  What
> is/isn't working?  I need these certain features on my next motherboard,
> but I also need stability with LinuxBIOS on the board.  Is this too much
> to ask for a dual Socket F board such as this Tyan?
> I should also note that I'm not particularly attached to this board.  If
> LinuxBIOS works better with another dual Socket F board, I would love to
> know about it.  I just need the SAS and SATA2, really.
> I would sincerely love it if someone could help me understand the
> current state of LinuxBIOS support for this class of motherboards...
> ..here's hoping the compatibility list is out of date!

stefan, can you update that!

anything is missed?

I hope we can find another MB
split power plane ( for quad core support) + MCP55 + IO55 + HTX + SAS controller

before that s2912 is most updated one...


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