Linux support on Intel D410PT
There are some rumours about Intel D410PT Atom-based motherboard not working under Linux on the internet. Some user reported the board is not booting Linux-based CD-ROM, others are having problems with booting process getting stucked.
Ignoring the stuck boot process that is usually resolved by connecting a keyboard to the box the first problem has a simple solution. When product user manual v1.0 states it only support Windows XP/Vista/7 it does not mean there is no Linux support. The statement usually means the manufacturer (or the community) did not work on Linux support yet
. This is the very same scenario here with D410PT.
The issue with stucked booting of linux-based operating systems was resolved in the BIOS version 0509
. In addition Suse has certified this board even for the version 0187
so you should be fine with this distribution with even older BIOS.
I have tested mine with RHEL6 - BIOS 0512 combination. It's always a smooth boot. So the answer is yes
. This board works like a charm under Linux. Go and get the latest and greatest BIOS and that's it.
16 March 2011