[LinuxBIOS] Motherboard support for single core AMD Atlon-64 with ATI chipset
hbkeultjes at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 29 19:58:21 CET 2007
I am a volunteer with a local non-profit organization, Toy Time,
intending to improve on what we do for kids who get our computers by
switching to pure Linux boxes. The objective would be to, instead of
just giving these kids an old PC box with windows, we would teach them
how to assemble their own boxes, load Linux *and* teach them Basic.
Because we get more than enough donations of old computers, our hardware
costs in the past have been zero. However, giving kids an obsolete box
and then expecting them be enthused with such a gift seems too much to
ask and is thus not very productive from the standpoint of growing an
upcoming IT generation. Therefore we would like to switch our program
to equipping those boxes with identical MicroATX motherboards with AMD
Athlon-64 single core processors and ATI chipsets. I picked this
combination because it is fairly modern and I am expecting the price
that we will have to pay to be affordable at around $20 each.
However, while I can find many affordable ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 boards
that have LinuxBIOS support, they are ATX, not MicroATX and they do not
have the ATI chipset.
What are the chances of someone on this group jumping on this to make
LinuxBIOS work on those specs?
I would be willing, actually it would be my preference, to buy a few of
these boards and ship them to the volunteer.
I am also open to discussing and considering alternatives as long as you
don't try to talk me out of LinuxBIOS because I look at that few seconds
boot as something these kids need as a show-off against their more
Mansfield Ohio USA
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