Re: Tyan Europe
Sent again to warn linuxist friends in my country, including my academic
quarters, should they plan to build a new computer..
Read below the reply of today by Tyan-Europe to my further request of bios
software (mail, to be seen below, to Tyan Europe, Matthias, and the debian 64
REPLAY BY TYAN 29 May:
>We do not support Debian OS on any of our boards. If you are having
>problems, you will need to test this again with a supported OS, which you
>can find in the manual.
>TYAN Technical Support
>---- Original Message -----
>From: "Francesco Pietra" <email@example.com>
>To: "Mattias Wadenstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Cc: "Karl Schmidt" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
>Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 7:17 AM
>Subject: Re: Tyan Europe
The replay by Tyan (it is clear now that they do not answer linuxists outside
Germany except when forced as here by becoming aware of a public request) to
be in line with your experience in USA, although it seems that users in
Germany are treated differently from those in US or Italy. German linuxists
get even linux-specific software from Tyan Europe. It is also in line with
youd addendum that your question was not strictly linked to linux. My initial
request was not either: I asked about their raid1.
Any comment from my side? I am lucky that accidentally Tyan KWE 2895 works on
amd64 debian testing, performing raid1 with debian tools (thanks to the list
for suggesting this route). I extrapolate that Tyan native raid1 does not
work (otherwise while not telling me how to use it? it had nothing to do with
linux). Finally, If I had been aware of that poor situation by Tyan, I would
have chosen another mainboard. I am not desperate anyway because should
problems arise with the Tyan mainboard, I can afford throwing it to refuse
and fit my opterons, memories and hds into another mainboard that does not
disregard linux. Lesson: be careful when you order a mainbord, or use a
superior OS for what linux can not afford (incidentally, who is the owner of
Tyan? Do you know about links?). Don't be surprised that Tyan Europe does not
request certification that it will not be used with linux: money open doors.
> Hi Mattias:
> Do you have any exclusive channel to Tyan Europe, exclusive permission to
> contact the right person, and knowledge about the hunting season to catch
> them? I had none and I would not make use of any such trick, shout it
> I just used the official address given on the Tyan web page
> and got no answer so far.
> Your mention of linux-specific bios from Tyan makes me willing to try to
> contact Tyan again to ask for such bios software for my Tyan KWE 2895 used
> with two dual opterons and nearly full ram. I do not need any more
> information on Tyan raid1 because I was informed on this list that raid1
> linux 64 debian is superior and I already installed it. I have not tried
> verify if grub is on both disks, but I can not imagine how it could be not
> so, because I placed grub on the root while not seeing any of the two
> I just saw a virtual partition for both.
> To conclude, I was not trying to place Tyan Europe under any bad light. I
> simply asked to this list if the address I used is correct. It may even be
> than my e-mail did not reach them and your reply to my mail suggests that
> was at least "no smart address"
> francesco pietra
> On Monday 29 May 2006 07:22, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
>> On Sun, 28 May 2006, Karl Schmidt wrote:
>> > Francesco Pietra wrote:
>> >> Any experience with Tyan Europe technical support (email@example.com)?
>> >> I posed a question to the above address about raid1 support by the
>> >> mainboard Tyan KWE 2895. The question was unanswered.
>> > Tyan USA blew off a recent question as soon as I mentioned Linux (the
>> > question really was particular to Linux) - they apparently don't see
>> > Linux users as important to support. - That being said, they do better
>> > support than most MB providers.
>> Just for another data point, we have gotten Linux-specific bios fixes
>> Tyan, so it all depends on who you are talking to and when.
>> /Mattias Wadenstein
On Sunday 28 May 2006 21:02, Karl Schmidt wrote:
> Francesco Pietra wrote:
> > Any experience with Tyan Europe technical support (firstname.lastname@example.org)?
> > I posed a question to the above address about raid1 support by the
> > mainboard Tyan KWE 2895. The question was unanswered.
> Tyan USA blew off a recent question as soon as I mentioned Linux (the
> question really was particular to Linux) - they apparently don't see Linux
> users as important to support. - That being said, they do better support
> than most MB providers.
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