CPU Compatibility Question

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Hi All,

Hopefully someone with broad overview of CentOS compatibility issues can comment on this:

I am evaluating a Supermicro X10SLM motherboard with an Intel E3-1231 v3
CPU. Testing with boots from Live DVDs, the CentOS 6.x family is panicking at boot time. I have tried 6.8, 6.5, and 6.3, and each one panics at slightly different points, but they all seem to fail after udev starts up
(or tries to).

On the other hand, I was able to boot CentOS 7.0 1511 from the Live CD.

According to the compatibility chart over here:


…anything later than 6.3 (6.4 and up) should work with the E3-12xx v3
family of processors. But those are not the results I am seeing.

Does anyone have experience or commentary on this compatibility issue?


2 thoughts on - CPU Compatibility Question

  • It certainly could be the chipset. Specifically, it’s the Intel C224 Express PCH chip(set) on the Supermicro X10SLM+-LN4F motherboard. The Ethernet chips are Intel i210AT controllers.

    But other than the link to the upstream support site, I don’t have a good source of expected compatibility data.


    On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:28:54 +0200, Walter H. wrote