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VIA’s New, Advanced EPIA SN-Series Mainboard

VIA’s New, Advanced EPIA SN-Series Mainboard

VIA’s New, Advanced EPIA SN-Series Mainboard

VIA EPIA SN18000G Mini-ITX MainboardWe have been anticipating the arrival of VIA’s latest Mini-ITX mainboard, the SN18000G—a powerhouse of a platform promising a slew of high-end features that are generally seen in Intel-based boards. For instance, the SN18000G has a 1.8GHz processor with a super fast 800 MHz FSB. That is a VIA first, and not to mention, a huge leap from the standard C7 processor having only a 400 MHz FSB. Says Daniel Wu, Assistant Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, “With the VIA EPIA SN-series we have listened to our customers and delivered a number of key technology firsts to the Mini-ITX form factor.”

The Key Technology Firsts

The technology firsts Wu is referring to are (and this is in reference to VIA’s Mini-ITX product line): both PCI Express x16 and Mini PCI (32-bit) slots, the Vista-certified CN896 chipset, VIA Chrome9 HC Integrated Graphics with DirectX 9 support, DDR2 667 memory support, dual SDRAM slots with up to 3.25GB recognizable memory, and 4 SATA (3.0Gb/sec.) onboard connectors. There is also an onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the Infineon SLB9635TT 1.2. I had no idea what this was, and it sounded suspiciously like a Windows Vista thing. Every time I click on a site or download a file, my Windows Vista computer alerts me to the untrustworthiness of the source. I suppose this is a good feature, but I feel like I should be able to make my own decisions. But, after conducting some research, the TPM has nothing to do with Vista sorting out devious content on the Web (as far as I can tell), but it is linked to Windows Vista.

The TPM module is used as part of Vista’s BitLocker Drive Encryption. I won’t get too much into this, mainly because I don’t fully understand it and it’s not incredibly important to what I am talking about. But feel free to read more information on Wikipedia or on Microsoft’s Web site.

VIA is plugging this mainboard as a solution for digital signage and POS applications. Well, being that it does have some nice, new features that lend well to image processing programs, can this board meet the challenge? The answer is: it depends. I have no intention of being misleading by using a flaky comment such as “it depends,” but this is a VIA board, it is low-powered, and despite an 800MHz FSB, it is still a VIA C7 1.8GHz processor. So, it really does depend on the type of application and to what extent you plan to utilize the board. We also haven’t examined the SN to the fullest extent.

Here’s what makes the SN exciting: it is a low-power consumption board (the 1.8GHz processor has a TDP of 15W) with never-before-seen features on a VIA Mini-ITX platform, and it is VIA’s only Vista certified Mini-ITX mainboard.

The Performance: In Brief

The following information is somewhat preliminary, and some users might find varying results. However, this is mainly here to provide a basic idea of how this board performs.

Video: The SN18000G is limited to VGA for video output, so that might eliminate any HD video possibilities. There is an LVDS/DVI module connector, but an add-on module is required. We did run some HD content (just for kicks) at a resolution of 1280 x 720 (5Mb/sec.), but the CPU was maxing out and frames were getting dropped. This was not a desirable outcome. But in its defense, we were running a pretty demanding application and I don’t believe this board was primed for super high-end HD performance, such as running a large billboard in Times Square. We plan to revisit this board in other instances, with smaller resolutions, and we will keep you updated.

When playing AVI files, the board does exceptionally well, even with other applications running in the background. Flash-based files stream smoothly, too, but when being viewed in a Web browser (IE 7), they seem to exert more pressure on the CPU than desired, but this could be a result of IE 7 taking up massive CPU power.

Vista Support: The SN18000G is the first VIA Mini-ITX mainboard with full Vista support. It has the Vista Basic certified CN896 chipset. It has the new VIA Chrome9 HC Integrated Graphics with DirectX 9 support. So, this board does display Vista in all its Aero glory. You get the fancy Windows Flip 3D, the live taskbar thumbnails, and the cool translucent workspaces.

There is one minor setback—the VGA driver is not Vista certified, so a window pops up to scream at you. But, this doesn’t appear to create any issues. And the window can easily be closed.

All in All

The SN18000G mainboard is pretty exciting and can offer a huge range of possibilities. As I mentioned above, it could certainly be used for digital signage applications, but the type of media will need to be taken into consideration before committing this board to a project (so that is why I gave it a “it depends”). We didn’t delve too much into the board, yet, being that it just arrived. So, I am sure there will still be plenty of discovery to report as we begin to test case compatibility.

VIA EPIA SN18000G Mini-ITX Mainboard: BottomJust a side note: the board has a CF Type I slot and Mini PCI slot on the bottom. I am not sure how this will affect its compatibility in Mini-ITX chassis. We hope to get it tested in some of our enclosures. We will keep you updated.

Update (1/10/2008) : After doing some testing with this board we have found that it does not fit in most of our chassis, mainly due to the fact that it has the CF slot and Mini PCI slot on the bottom. This creates an issue with the I/O lining up with the backplane of the case. It causes some bowing, even if you place something underneath the board to prevent contact with the bottom of the enclosure. If you place something underneath one side of the board to level it, it causes it to be too high and then you need to press down to have the I/O squeeze into alignment with the case. This is not an ideal situation, especially if you are after long-term durability and performance.

This is pretty unfortunate. We are trying to work with VIA to get this modified, but I can’t guarantee that much will happen. For now, we hear that there is a case that the board will eventually fit into. But, I can’t seem to find that elusive case, and VIA is pretty close-mouthed about it.

The board has a lot of potential. But, it seems for now only those who are designing their own enclosures will benefit from it.

Update (1/21/2008): We have now determined that the SN-series mainboard is compatible with one of our Mini-ITX enclosures. The VoomPC automotive chassis is the only case that we have that is compatible with the SN mainboard.

Comments (52)

  1. November 27, 2007

    by far the best board they developed.
    I am looking forward to get my hands on one 😉

  2. Marc
    January 10, 2008

    How is the noise of the cpu fan?

    Nice article, i miss pictures though

  3. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    January 10, 2008

    Hi Marc,
    The CPU fan is the standard fan used in most VIA boards. So, if you have used a VIA board in the past, and have been happy with the noise output, you should be all set.
    The CPU fan has a rating of ~25 dBA. We haven’t heard too many people being dissatisfied with the noise of these fans.
    Thanks for the feedback, too. What pictures are you missing?

  4. Sverre
    January 14, 2008

    What about trying to run some hd material using a GeForce-card? The passive 1.0GHz version coupled with a passive gpu seems like a good combination for a silent htpc.

  5. Tomasz
    January 14, 2008

    There is one obstacle. I’m not exactly sure which GeForce card you have in mind but that Mini-ITX power supply are not capable (not yet) of providing enough current for a higher end GPU. Additional GPU might consume up to 100+ W mostly on 12V rail.

  6. Sverre
    January 16, 2008

    Going down the passive route, a GeForce 8400 GS or 8500 GT seem like good choices, with a max power draw of 38W and 40W, respectively. For even lower power draw a 7300 GS (max 16W) is a possibility.
    With power supplies for mini-itx ranging from 60W to 120W the total power consumption should not be a problem. I’m more concerned about the heat produced and it’s effects on other parts of the system (in particular the memory) …

  7. Tom
    January 16, 2008

    In this case all you would have to do is make sure that none of the rails of your power supply is under-powered. Most of power supplies that we have in stock have rail specifications available in the following product category:

    http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/power_supplies/power_kits

    Let us know about your results. We are always happy to hear about our customers’ projects.

    Good luck!

  8. […] looking to build a 1U rackmount server using a new EPIA SN series motherboard. However, I see from VIA

  9. Steve
    January 17, 2008

    Can you boot from the CF slot?

  10. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    January 17, 2008

    Hi Steve,
    Yes, you can boot from the CF slot. It shares a channel with the IDE slot.

  11. D-Tick
    January 23, 2008

    Hi
    do you know a site where they had a test of the board with more details – like I/O, CPU/Nic-Speed and so on?!

  12. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    January 23, 2008

    Hi D-Tick,
    I haven’t seen any sites that test the SN-series mainboard. I will put in a request to get this board tested with your requirements.

    As for I/O, you should be able to find out what it has from our Web site: http://www.logicsupply.com/products/sn18000g, or if you need more details, it should all be there in VIA’s product manual.
    You can download the manual, drivers, etc. here: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/downloads.jsp?motherboard_id=550

    Check back to see about the mainboard tests. I’ll see what we can do.

  13. January 24, 2008

    I just read this page: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ1MCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

    sounds a much faster (2x) than the C7 is going to be shipped in Spring this year – this CPU on the SN Board – whoa 🙂 then Software Raid5 and Hardware crypto will be much faster

  14. Mukunda
    February 4, 2008

    Have you tested Linux (specifically Ubuntu 7.10) on this board? We are experiencing serious problems with the board crashing when we push files to/from it at gigabit speeds…

  15. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    February 5, 2008

    Hi Mukunda,
    We are currently in the process of testing that board specifically with Ubuntu 7.10.
    I will make sure that they test the issue that you are seeing.
    I will keep you informed.

  16. Mukunda
    February 5, 2008

    Kristina: Thanks for the response. I narrowed it down to what seems to be a hard disk controller issue. I used multiple instances of the dd command to create large files (3-4gb) and after running the commands a few times the system becomes unstable and disk access starts giving off i/o errors. It only seems to happen when the CPU is maxed and the problem is apparently not related to the network controller.

  17. Mukunda
    February 5, 2008

    For example, doing the following commands a few times in a row produces the issue for me fairly consistently:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.1 bs=64M count=100 &
    dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.2 bs=64M count=100 &
    dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.3 bs=64M count=100 &

  18. Mukunda
    February 6, 2008

    More info: The stability problems went away when I compiled a new kernel (version 2.6.24) from kernel.org… Apparently there is a bug in the Ubuntu kernel related to the disk controller.

  19. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    February 6, 2008

    Hi Mukunda,
    I am giving all your notes to my technical support team that is handling the SN-mainboard-Ubuntu testing.

    I hope to give you an update in the next few days. I will let you know of any issues that we are seeing.

    Your information is also very helpful to us, too. So, I appreciate you taking the time to relay the issues you are seeing.

  20. Forest Bond
    Forest
    February 6, 2008

    That is probably just something that got fixed between the kernel version Gutsy has (2.6.22) and the most recent kernel (2.6.24). I’m willing to bet that the stock Hardy kernel works just fine.

    This is a very typical issue that we see with brand new hardware. There is often some lag between the release of new hardware and fully functional Linux support for that hardware.

  21. RevDev
    February 14, 2008

    When I bought my SN18000 I asked about RAID5 and I was told by LogicSupply that it was not supported. I searched Via’s site and they did not specifically say what RAID it supported. Well today I can confirm that this board does run RAID 5. Also be aware that the picoPSU’s will not fully seat because of the tall capacitor right by the 20pin power connector. The capacitor is between a sixteenth and an eighth of an inch too tall.

  22. peter brouwer
    February 18, 2008

    Te Sn18000G board fits perfectly in a Chenbro case.
    Is is a very well designed box with high quality finishing ( no sharp edges anywhere)
    Only problem I’ve found is that the cable from the 2 USB ports in the box does not fit on the motherboard ( 2 mm pitch versus 2.5 mm pitch ).
    Also adding a slim dvd player seems to have limitations on the height of one of the DDR mem module height. Do not have a fitting dvd player. The IBM ones have a different connector from anyone else, so could not use those.

    Any experiences of using cf card in combination with HD and DVD drive?

    Also any experiences using gentoo linux on CF card?

  23. peter brouwer
    February 18, 2008

    Where do you setup the type of raid used. I only see raid on/off in the bios.

  24. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    February 18, 2008

    Hi Peter,
    Yes, the SN board does fit into the Chenbro case. Our main concern with the SN board and case compatibility is long-term performance and how the CF card on the bottom will affect that performance.

    Because the CF card touches the bottom of the case (creating a very slight bowing when screwed down), we are a little hesitant to recommend this as a complete, working solution. We are still conducting testing, and hope to determine if the bowing presents a real problem. We do plan on testing the CF card in combination with an HDD, so we’ll keep you posted.

    As for the USB cable, we have a pin header adapter that should work just fine.

    For setting up the type of RAID used: If you watch the boot up screen while the SATA drives are being detected, you are asked to press “TAB” to set up a RAID array. If you press TAB during that small interval, you will enter the RAID setup menu. From there, you should be able to do what you need to do.

    We haven’t done any testing with gentoo linux. But, we plan on doing some testing with Ubuntu.

  25. peter brouwer
    February 19, 2008

    Hi Kristina

    I am very interested in the cf/hdd test.
    I came to the conclusion that using a USB dvd drive to set things up would be the best, given the sharing of the cf card with one of the ide devices. An other reason is the tight fit of a dvd drive in the chenbro box ( and it saves power ).
    You only need a dvd drive for install OS.
    Having a dvd and hdd on EDI and a cf card inserted does not work.
    Plan to use the hdd as starting point to trim down gentoo linux to make it fit on a cf drive.
    Planning to use the box as file server and as ‘cccam card sharing’ server for my satellite receiver.

  26. Ben
    February 20, 2008

    Does anyone know what LVDS add on board this neads to drive an 18bit screen?

  27. peter brouwer
    February 20, 2008

    Did a quick mechanical measuring check today
    The cf connector sticks out 6mm and the studs on the chenbro box are 6.6 mm high, so just enough. As long as the CF card does not stick out above the connector.

  28. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    February 20, 2008

    Hi Ben,
    On VIA’s Web site: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/accessories.jsp, you can find the information you need.
    We don’t actually carry the LVDS-08 add-on module. If you are interested in ordering it from us, please contact one of our sales associates and we’ll see what we can do.

  29. gernot
    February 28, 2008

    are there any news concerning the sata hdd problem mentioned above? i tried ubuntu hardy alpha5 and got the same error. it would be interesting if it is a general kernel-issue or an ubuntu-kernel issue

  30. Eric
    February 29, 2008

    Do you plan on testing the SN board with ubuntu using hardware and software RAID 1 and samba access? I am specifically interested in using this board in a silent NAS setup. I am hoping to see better than 15Megs per second write and 24Megs per second reads. It would also be nice to see the 1.0 vs 1.8 GHz differences and RAID.

  31. gernot
    March 1, 2008

    yes, i also want to use this board for a silent NAS with software-raid1. When i’ve a stable setup i’ll post some benchmarks.
    I think the sata-problem is ubuntu specific – i had no problems with arch linux kernel 2.6.22 and 2.6.24. (but without raid).

  32. Tim Doty
    March 18, 2008

    I’m looking at putting together a box that would be NAS plus media (audio and video) and am considering the EPIA SN. However, as I will be running linux (probably ubuntu) I am concerned about VIA’s drivers. Any tests with those? Does it hold up to MPG1/2 decoding under linux?

  33. Eli Stone
    March 20, 2008

    I’ve a SN10000EG however a 8600GT (even with a 350W psu) plugged into the pcie slot results in no videooutput at all – someone having the same problem? does it work on the 18000 – did i missed any bios settings?

  34. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    March 24, 2008

    Hi Eli, Hi Tim,
    We are looking into your requests. Give us a few more days to investigate the situations.

  35. TIm Doty
    March 25, 2008

    I appreciate it and can wait.

  36. Eli Stone
    March 30, 2008

    Thank you! – I did a little research myself – according to some folks at the viaarena board – VIA messed up with the PCIe implementation which results in no working PCIe card at all. Writing to the VIA support returns nothing but pure silence :/

  37. Forest Bond
    Forest
    March 31, 2008

    Tim,

    My initial testing of the official VIA driver for Ubuntu 7.10 indicates that DRI is not working properly. DRI is required for XvMC, so MPEG acceleration features did not function correctly.

    I also tested with the openChrome driver, however, the display was garbled. This was with svn revision 500. I did not test acceleration features since basic output did not appear as it should have.

    These are disappointing results. Note that there are probably other things to try, but, unfortunately, I did not have the time to conduct further testing right now.

    -Forest

  38. TIm Doty
    April 1, 2008

    Forest, thanks for testing — you are right, those are very disappointing results. And, as Eli mentioned, Via seems to have no interest in linux other than to claim they support it. A real shame.

  39. mfp
    April 14, 2008

    Hi,

    Is it possible to downclock the CPU to safely turn off the cpu fan when needed? (I need to use it in two environments and one of those needs noiseless operations)

    And what about the PCIe connector: does it support video cards only or it is possible to use other cards too (eg: x1 adapters)?

  40. April 17, 2008

    Thank you for you comment. The SN’s BIOS doesn’t include the CPU Frequency Control feature, but there is a way to under-clock you CPU with software(freeware) called Notebook Hardware Control. Under-clocking your CPU to 800MHz should cut the power consumption significantly .I’m not 100% sure if you can run without a fan, but it’s worth trying.

    Good luck,
    Tom

  41. mike
    May 5, 2008

    Is the PCIe able to support hard drive controllers and RAID cards or just graphics cards? I’ve heard some say you can, some say only 1x will work, and some say it won’t from various forums. has anyone tried it?

  42. Doru
    May 5, 2008

    has anyone tested the ethernet speed under linux ? how many Mbps and how many pps can you process on the gigabit eth ? I plann to use this as a firewall between mutiple VLANs on the gbit eth and i need it to be able to handle at least 2-3-400Mbps of traffic.

    also under linux “hdparm -tT /dev/sd?” how much speed does it report for a SATA 7200rpm hdd ?

    and can someone post/email the “dmesg” after booting ?

    also the CPU should support the C and P power saving states. this should let you reduce clock speed and voltage. if the kernel has support for C7 cpu.

    ls -lsa /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/
    cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/*

    thx.
    D>

  43. Brendan
    May 9, 2008

    I’d certainly be interested in this board… I need a thin-client-esque system with good gigabit ethernet performance and DVI video at 1920×1200 or so. Likely Linux, but most of the time it would be running over XDMCP. SSH acceleration would be nice as well. I’m wondering about the case and video card issues…

    Is there any definitive answer on whether something like a Geforce 7300 will work properly? Alternatively, will the optional DVI header handle 1920×1200 2D loads?

    This would be acting as a frontend machine for a much hotter, noisier geophysics processing machine in a rack down the hall that I don’t want in my office.

  44. Polan
    May 15, 2008

    Hi all
    I emailed VIA about the PCI-E speeds. They said they’ve tested x1 and x16 speeds with it but not others. Not ideal seeing as I was thinking of using this board with a 4x 3ware RAID card. Anyone have experience with such a setup?

  45. Jlexa
    May 16, 2008

    I was also hoping to use that board with 9650SE that requires 4x PCIE

  46. Dan
    May 25, 2008

    FYI, this board (in this case the SN10000eg version) fits beautifully in the Morex T-3310 case, with a CF card installed. I’ve been running this arrangement for a month now. I have not tried to fit the intended 2.5″ hard drive in it as I’m booting from the CF. It looks like it’d go in though. Running Debian Testing/Lenny. The GigE uses the via-velocity driver which seems to be a little on the primitive side; under extremely heavy network activity it occasionally outputs a message about “excessive work at interrupt”, but this is not accompanied by any performance or reliability problems. I’ve read the source and the exact point of this complaint isn’t clear, since it doesn’t result in any alteration in its behavior and can in fact be changed at boot or module load time.

  47. June 22, 2008

    Doru – I got the EPIA SN10000EG motherboard, put it in a Chembro case and attached 3 ST3750330SV harddrives (sata II, 7200RPM 32MB cache). I’m running Debian Testing (Lenny).

    After `apt-get install hdparm` and running `hdparm -tT /dev/sdb` I get these results:

    Timing cached reads:
    534 MB in 2.00 seconds = 266.57 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads:
    334 MB in 3.01 seconds = 110.99 MB/sec

    I have not tuned anything yet.

    For measuring the network speed, I connected the computer up to a netgear gigabit switch (GS108) and connected my macbook up to the same switch. Then on the debian machine I ran:

    nc -v -v -l -n -p 2222 > /dev/null

    Then on the macbook machine I ran

    time yes | nc -v -v -n 192.168.x.x 2222

    This resulted in ~180 Megabits per second. A bit disappointing, but then again there is a lot of moving parts in the test I performed so your mileage might vary. Again, I did not do any tuning of the network stack. That gigabit switch is also connected to several other 10/100 megabit devices (1 windows computer, 1 wireless router, and the uplink vonage router).

    I’m not sure how to measure pps, and my testing is very adhoc (but real world).

    > also the CPU should support the C and P power
    > saving states. this should let you reduce clock
    > speed and voltage. if the kernel has support
    > for C7 cpu.
    >
    > ls -lsa /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/
    > cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/*

    Those files don’t exist for me.

    Perhaps lenny doesn’t have support for C7 cpu?

    Here is what dmesg says with my setup:

    Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
    Linux version 2.6.24-1-686 (Debian 2.6.24-7) (dannf@debian.org) (gcc version 4.1.3 20080114 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.2-19)) #1 SMP Thu May 8 02:16:39 UTC 2008
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 – 000000000009d400 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000000009d400 – 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 – 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 – 0000000077ea0000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000077ea0000 – 0000000077eae000 (ACPI data)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000077eae000 – 0000000077ee0000 (ACPI NVS)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000077ee0000 – 0000000077eee000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000077ef0000 – 0000000077f00000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 – 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fecc0000 – 00000000fecc1000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 – 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000ff780000 – 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    1022MB HIGHMEM available.
    896MB LOWMEM available.
    found SMP MP-table at 000ff780
    Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 491168) 0 entries of 256 used
    Zone PFN ranges:
    DMA 0 -> 4096
    Normal 4096 -> 229376
    HighMem 229376 -> 491168
    Movable zone start PFN for each node
    early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0: 0 -> 491168
    On node 0 totalpages: 491168
    DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
    DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
    DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
    Normal zone: 1760 pages used for memmap
    Normal zone: 223520 pages, LIFO batch:31
    HighMem zone: 2045 pages used for memmap
    HighMem zone: 259747 pages, LIFO batch:31
    Movable zone: 0 pages used for memmap
    DMI present.
    ACPI: RSDP 000F9810, 0014 (r0 ACPIAM)
    ACPI: RSDT 77EA0000, 0038 (r1 082107 RSDT1458 20070821 MSFT 97)
    ACPI: FACP 77EA0200, 0084 (r2 082107 FACP1458 20070821 MSFT 97)
    ACPI: DSDT 77EA0430, 4018 (r1 1ADTQ 1ADTQ001 1 INTL 20051117)
    ACPI: FACS 77EAE000, 0040
    ACPI: APIC 77EA0390, 0060 (r1 082107 APIC1458 20070821 MSFT 97)
    ACPI: MCFG 77EA03F0, 003C (r1 082107 OEMMCFG 20070821 MSFT 97)
    ACPI: OEMB 77EAE040, 0061 (r1 082107 OEMB1458 20070821 MSFT 97)
    ACPI: SSDT 77EAE0B0, 0175 (r1 AMI P001PM 1 INTL 20051117)
    ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x808
    ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
    ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
    Processor #0 6:10 APIC version 20
    ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
    IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 3, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
    ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfecc0000] gsi_base[24])
    IOAPIC[1]: apic_id 2, version 3, address 0xfecc0000, GSI 24-47
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 low level)
    ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
    ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
    ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
    Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 2 I/O APICs
    Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
    Allocating PCI resources starting at 80000000 (gap: 77f00000:86d00000)
    swsusp: Registered nosave memory region: 000000000009d000 – 000000000009e000
    swsusp: Registered nosave memory region: 000000000009e000 – 00000000000a0000
    swsusp: Registered nosave memory region: 00000000000a0000 – 00000000000e0000
    swsusp: Registered nosave memory region: 00000000000e0000 – 0000000000100000
    Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 487331
    Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet
    mapped APIC to ffffb000 (fee00000)
    mapped IOAPIC to ffffa000 (fec00000)
    mapped IOAPIC to ffff9000 (fecc0000)
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore… done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support… done.
    Initializing CPU#0
    PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
    Detected 997.518 MHz processor.
    Console: colour VGA+ 80×25
    console [tty0] enabled
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Memory: 1938696k/1964672k available (1786k kernel code, 24692k reserved, 714k data, 248k init, 1047168k highmem)
    virtual kernel memory layout:
    fixmap : 0xfff4c000 – 0xfffff000 ( 716 kB)
    pkmap : 0xff800000 – 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
    vmalloc : 0xf8800000 – 0xff7fe000 ( 111 MB)
    lowmem : 0xc0000000 – 0xf8000000 ( 896 MB)
    .init : 0xc0377000 – 0xc03b5000 ( 248 kB)
    .data : 0xc02beaf9 – 0xc0371384 ( 714 kB)
    .text : 0xc0100000 – 0xc02beaf9 (1786 kB)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode… Ok.
    Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1996.89 BogoMIPS (lpj=3993793)
    Security Framework initialized
    SELinux: Disabled at boot.
    Capability LSM initialized
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    Initializing cgroup subsys ns
    Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
    CPU: After generic identify, caps: a7c9baff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000181 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
    CPU: L2 Cache: 128K (64 bytes/line)
    CPU: After all inits, caps: 27c9baff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000181 00003fcc 00000000 00000000
    Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
    Checking ‘hlt’ instruction… OK.
    SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    Freeing SMP alternatives: 11k freed
    ACPI: Core revision 20070126
    CPU0: Centaur VIA Esther processor 1000MHz stepping 09
    Total of 1 processors activated (1996.89 BogoMIPS).
    ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
    ..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
    Brought up 1 CPUs
    net_namespace: 64 bytes
    Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    ACPI: bus type pci registered
    PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
    PCI: Not using MMCONFIG.
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 3.00 entry at 0xf0031, last bus=130
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    Setting up standard PCI resources
    ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
    ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
    ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
    Error attaching device data
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.NBPG._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.NBP0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P7._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI1] (0000:80)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI1._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI1.BR81._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI1.BR82._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 *7 10 11 12 14 15)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
    ACPI: Power Resource [SVPR] (on)
    ACPI Warning (tbutils-0217): Incorrect checksum in table [OEMB] – 79, should be 76 [20070126]
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    pnp: PnP ACPI init
    ACPI: bus type pnp registered
    pnp: IRQ 3 override to edge, high
    pnp: IRQ 3 override to edge, high
    pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
    ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
    PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
    PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
    PCI: If a device doesn’t work, try “pci=routeirq”. If it helps, post a report
    PCI: Device 0000:80:00.0 not found by BIOS
    PCI: Device 0000:80:00.1 not found by BIOS
    PCI: Device 0000:80:01.0 not found by BIOS
    NET: Registered protocol family 8
    NET: Registered protocol family 20
    ACPI: RTC can wake from S4
    Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
    system 00:07: ioport range 0x162e-0x162f has been reserved
    system 00:07: ioport range 0xa00-0xa7f has been reserved
    system 00:08: ioport range 0x3e0-0x3e7 has been reserved
    system 00:08: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
    system 00:08: ioport range 0x800-0x87f has been reserved
    system 00:08: ioport range 0x400-0x41f has been reserved
    system 00:08: iomem range 0xfed1c000-0xfed1ffff has been reserved
    system 00:09: iomem range 0xfeb00000-0xfebfffff could not be reserved
    system 00:0a: iomem range 0xfec00000-0xfec00fff could not be reserved
    system 00:0a: iomem range 0xfee00000-0xfee00fff could not be reserved
    system 00:0b: iomem range 0xe0000000-0xefffffff has been reserved
    system 00:0c: iomem range 0x0-0x9ffff could not be reserved
    system 00:0c: iomem range 0xc0000-0xcffff could not be reserved
    system 00:0c: iomem range 0xe0000-0xfffff could not be reserved
    system 00:0c: iomem range 0x100000-0x77efffff could not be reserved
    system 00:0c: iomem range 0xff780000-0xffffffff could not be reserved
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
    IO window: disabled.
    MEM window: fd000000-fe9fffff
    PREFETCH window: d8000000-dfffffff
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:02.0
    IO window: disabled.
    MEM window: disabled.
    PREFETCH window: disabled.
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:03.0
    IO window: e000-efff
    MEM window: fea00000-feafffff
    PREFETCH window: disabled.
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:01.0 to 64
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.0 to 64
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> GSI 31 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:03.0 to 64
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:80:00.0
    IO window: disabled.
    MEM window: disabled.
    PREFETCH window: disabled.
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:80:00.1
    IO window: disabled.
    MEM window: disabled.
    PREFETCH window: disabled.
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:80:00.0 to 64
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:80:00.1 to 64
    NET: Registered protocol family 2
    IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
    TCP reno registered
    checking if image is initramfs…Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
    it is
    Freeing initrd memory: 5387k freed
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    audit(1214186527.864:1): initialized
    highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
    Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
    VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    io scheduler noop registered
    io scheduler anticipatory registered
    io scheduler deadline registered
    io scheduler cfq registered (default)
    PCI: VIA PCI bridge detected. Disabling DAC.
    Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.0 to 64
    assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
    Allocate Port Service[0000:00:02.0:pcie00]
    Allocate Port Service[0000:00:02.0:pcie02]
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:03.0 to 64
    assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
    Allocate Port Service[0000:00:03.0:pcie00]
    Allocate Port Service[0000:00:03.0:pcie02]
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:80:00.0 to 64
    assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
    Allocate Port Service[0000:80:00.0:pcie00]
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:80:00.1 to 64
    assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
    Allocate Port Service[0000:80:00.1:pcie00]
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards…
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
    serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    00:05: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    00:06: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 0) is a 16550A
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
    PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    cpuidle: using governor ladder
    cpuidle: using governor menu
    TCP bic registered
    NET: Registered protocol family 1
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
    registered taskstats version 1
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 248k freed
    ACPI: Processor [P001] (supports 16 throttling states)
    VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Driver Ver. 1.14
    Copyright (c) 2002, 2003 VIA Networking Technologies, Inc.
    Copyright (c) 2004 Red Hat Inc.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 28 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
    eth0: VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    eth0: Ethernet Address: 00:40:63:F2:CF:A3
    SCSI subsystem initialized
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    libata version 3.00 loaded.
    via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.4.3 2007-03-06 Written by Donald Becker
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    eth1: VIA Rhine II at 0x1c800, 00:40:63:f2:cf:a4, IRQ 18.
    eth1: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x7849 advertising 05e1 Link 0000.
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: irq 19, io base 0x0000cc00
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.1[C] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: irq 20, io base 0x0000d000
    usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.2[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: irq 21, io base 0x0000d080
    usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.4[C] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: EHCI Host Controller
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: debug port 1
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: irq 20, io mem 0xfcfff800
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 4-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
    ahci 0000:00:0f.0: version 3.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    ahci 0000:00:0f.0: controller can’t do NCQ, turning off CAP_NCQ
    ahci 0000:00:0f.0: controller can’t do PMP, turning off CAP_PMP
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    ahci 0000:00:0f.0: AHCI 0001.0000 32 slots 4 ports 3 Gbps 0xf impl RAID mode
    ahci 0000:00:0f.0: flags: 64bit pm led clo pio slum part
    scsi0 : ahci
    scsi1 : ahci
    scsi2 : ahci
    scsi3 : ahci
    ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfcfffc00 port 0xfcfffd00 irq 219
    ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfcfffc00 port 0xfcfffd80 irq 219
    ata3: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfcfffc00 port 0xfcfffe00 irq 219
    ata4: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xfcfffc00 port 0xfcfffe80 irq 219
    usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
    input: UKU-M02 1.7 as /class/input/input0
    input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [UKU-M02 1.7] on usb-0000:00:10.1-1
    input: UKU-M02 1.7 as /class/input/input1
    input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [UKU-M02 1.7] on usb-0000:00:10.1-1
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
    drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
    ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
    ata1.00: ATA-8: ST3750330SV, SV16, max UDMA/133
    ata1.00: 1465149168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
    ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
    ata2: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
    ata2.00: ATA-8: ST3750330SV, SV16, max UDMA/133
    ata2.00: 1465149168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
    ata2.00: configured for UDMA/133
    ata3: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
    ata3.00: ATA-8: ST3750330SV, SV16, max UDMA/133
    ata3.00: 1465149168 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
    ata3.00: configured for UDMA/133
    ata4: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
    scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST3750330SV SV16 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST3750330SV SV16 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA ST3750330SV SV16 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    VP_IDE: IDE controller (0x1106:0x0571 rev 0x07) at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
    VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    VP_IDE: VIA vt8251 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:0f.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
    Probing IDE interface ide0…
    Driver ‘sd’ needs updating – please use bus_type methods
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sda: sda1 sda2
    sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sdb: sdb1 sdb2
    sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] 1465149168 512-byte hardware sectors (750156 MB)
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn’t support DPO or FUA
    sdc: sdc1 sdc2
    sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
    hdb: MATSHITACD-RW CW-8124, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    hdb: host max PIO5 wanted PIO255(auto-tune) selected PIO4
    hdb: UDMA/33 mode selected
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    Probing IDE interface ide1…
    hdb: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    Attempting manual resume
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
    shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    input: Power Button (FF) as /class/input/input2
    ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
    input: Sleep Button (CM) as /class/input/input3
    ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
    input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input4
    ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
    input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input5
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:80:01.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:80:01.0 to 64
    Adding 2634620k swap on /dev/sda7. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2634620k
    Adding 2634620k swap on /dev/sdb7. Priority:-2 extents:1 across:2634620k
    EXT3 FS on sda5, internal journal
    loop: module loaded
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sda6, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sdb5, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sdb1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on sdb6, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    Velocity is AUTO mode
    eth0: Link auto-negotiation speed 1000M bps full duplex
    No dock devices found.
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present

  48. Mukunda Modell
    July 18, 2008

    FYI – I eventually got Ubuntu to work with the via SATA controller by compiling a custom kernel. I used the default ubuntu config but downloaded an updated kernel (2.6.24-19-generic) from kernel.org… As far as I can remember it was the ahci driver that needed an update.

  49. Kristina Bond
    Kristina
    July 22, 2008

    Hi Mukunda,
    I really appreciate the update. I apologize for not being able to get an answer for you. We weren’t seeing the problem you mentioned, and testing was going pretty smoothly.
    We recently tested the SN board with Ubuntu 8.04. If you would like to see some of our results, you can check out this link: http://www.logicsupply.com/faq?faq1=23&faq2=145
    Go to the CN896 chipset section to see information regarding the SN mainboard.
    I am not sure if anything on there helps at all, but we post all Ubuntu-mainboard test results in that section.

  50. Matt
    February 12, 2009

    I got the 1.8Ghz version and threw it in a Chenbro ES34069 with 3 1TB drives and running Server 2003. Nothing special – just a windows NAS

    When I did a RAID 5 for the 3 drives on the motherboard i got better than expected speeds on write (from another pc on the network – gigabit connection). If i recall correctly it was over 40MBps…

    I opted to put my highpoint 2310 raid card in there with a supermicro 1U riser card and get writes up to (roughly 70MBps write and 80+ read over a gigabit network).

    Love this motherboard.

  51. Michael
    May 1, 2009

    Hi Matt,

    Do you have a model number on the supermicro 1U riser card you used for the hpt 2310?

    Any space issues in the Chenbro ES34069 case with this hack?

    Regards Michael

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