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Running Freebsd 9.0 on Asus C60M1-i Motherboard

"RIP pluto"

As my file and backup system pluto died i’m building a new one.

This system will run Freebsd mainly for the ZFS filesystem.

The motherbord will be a Asus C60M1-I. The cpu may not have not enough horsepower for deplucation at full speed but it has 6 sata ports which is not common on a mini ITX motherbord. I will reuse my old harddrives and add or replace them when I need more storage.

The freebsd 9.0 installation with ZFS root went well but the network adapter a Realtek 8111F isn’t supported by Freebsd 9.0. After checking google I found this on the freebsd-net mailinglist.

The realtek f8111F is supported in the latest driver code, after rebuilding my kernel the network adapter works fine. Very useful on a NAS ;-)

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