This should be an easy question.... (don't laugh!).
I'm looking to build an AMD 64 system for a backend and want to get a motherboard which will 'just work' with the latest FC4 kernel. I want to install FC4 from CD do a yum update and have 'stuff work'.
I'm going to need 2 NICs one of which needs to be gigabit ethernet. I'm happy to use an onboard NIC and then buy a separate card for the other one.
Because the system is going to be a backend I'll just buy a low end graphics card.
I'd prefer to use 64bit FC4 but it sounds like the performace hit in using the 32bit version is not too bad whereas the pain is significantly less?
For storage I'll need 'quite a bit' although it doesn't have to be blindingly fast, I'm thinking of 2 x IDE 250GByte HDs... SATA is an option if compatibility is not a problem. I'd be perfectly happy to use an IDE disk for the FC4 install and then have SATA drives for storage?... does that make sense?.
Is there an obvious motherboard to choose?
If I've missed an obvious post that answers these questions I apologise now