Hardware setup

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Atropos
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Hardware setup

Post by Atropos » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:22 am

Thanks for the reply ...

Maybe I'll test this later. By now I boot off the IDE HDD on primary
IDE connector.

When the system is set up completely I'll post some information here.
As far as I know a lot of peoples experience problems when there are
cards connected to PCI 4 and PCI 5.

If anything goes well my system will look like this:

AGP: Diamond Viper V330
PCI 1: Realtek 10/100 NIC
PCI 2: SCSI controler
PCI 3: Creative Soundblaster 128
PCI 4: Via USB2.0 card
PCI 5: AVM FritzCard (ISDN)

If this setup should fail I'll replace the PCI ISDN card with a ISA card.

I'll finish the setup next weekend (at least I hope so).

Bye,
Atropos

Ps.: The OSs will be BeOS (latest Zeta RC4), Ubuntu (Hoary Hedgehog)
and either W2K or W2K3. (Not sure about the MS OS so far)
Specs:
BP6 dual Celeron 433 MHz
Viper V330 graphics
256 MB
3 SCSI2 HDD (1GB, 2GB, 4GB)
W2K / SuSE 9.0 / Zeta RC4 Neo
Note: No scissors any more ;-)

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Post by hyperspace » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:24 am

Here's a FAQ about the BP6's AGP and PCI slots.

http://www.bp6.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=988
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Atropos
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no USB2.0 then

Post by Atropos » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:09 pm

@hyperspace

thanks for the information.
I guess I'll pull out the USB2.0 card.
The ISDN thing is more important for me.

Sharing the IRQ will probably not be the problem, but
having only one bus master signal for PCI 4 and 5 really
limits the use of at least one if them.

But I already thought it'll be like this.
The BP6 is set up the same way my BE6II is.

Bye,
Atropos
Specs:
BP6 dual Celeron 433 MHz
Viper V330 graphics
256 MB
3 SCSI2 HDD (1GB, 2GB, 4GB)
W2K / SuSE 9.0 / Zeta RC4 Neo
Note: No scissors any more ;-)

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