Re: PentiumII's.

Aaron J. Grier (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 10:10:41 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, System Email wrote:

> Does linux support PentiumII's (does it work?)

Certainly. We've got 2.0.30 running on two PentiumII 233's [1] here at
OGI. Kernel compiles in 3 minutes or so. :)

However, the Intel PD440FX motherboard's BIOS is absolutely horrendous,
and I was stuck for a couple weeks just banging out IRQ conflicts since
you can't manually assign them on a per-slot basis, and the BIOS was
handing out duplicates, which the aic7xxx driver didn't particularly like.
(I've since gotten patches...)

Plenty fast, though. (:

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