I recently bought a 1000mhz abit / pIII combo with 1 256mb simm pc133...blah..blah.
the abit mb was something with a built in raid model blah66 or something..(returned it already).
anyways...to make a long story as short as possible:
1. cdrw doesn't work in linux
2. constant memory errors in windows, search on ms revealed problems with sblive and 256mb memory
3. clock speed on boot...1000mhz...sometimes 800mhz..before I sent it back...500mhz.
4.cdrw adaptec writer software killed my win2k system
- had to go to recovery console and remove all cdrom drivers (probably overkill...but just one or two removed didn't work)
okay, I have a WD 30gig 7200rpm ide drive...that's it...
I want that drive to be native linux, and then the other (in the new computer) drive to be running win2k.
I need all the hardware to work at least to most of it's capacity in win and linux.
I would like
256mb ram (2 x 128 ok if recomended)
good video and sound capabilities (surround sound;32mb+ video?)
at work we have many dells, and I have mixed feelings about them...
some have strange problems (very slow for clock speed (not disk space), bad shutdown (not news right?))
the new ones are great and load win2k so fast I can't believe it...
but I am still skepitcal and would rather build my own...provided the price isn't too high, and my compatibility issues are met...
a list of hardware would be great...let me know which items you know are linux frendly.