Installation version 8.5 includes the 2.4.18-10 custom Linux kernel based on the RedHat 7.3 distribution along with updated packages as reported by and

Tape Drives
Network Adapters
USB Devices
Printers & Scanners

 Following is a list of hardware that has built in or modular support with our installation:
     Intel based CPU or compatible x86, Pentium, AMD CPU - single and multiple
Hard Drives
     Most standard MFM/RLL/IDE/ATA-2 drives
     Including IDE Raid controllers
        Promise software RAID Fasttrak (tm)
        Highpoint 370 software RAID
        Most standard SCSI drives plus 3ware ATA-RAID
        SCSI adapter cards and chipset driver support
           7000 FASST
           Adaptec AHA152x/2825
           Adaptec AHA1542
           Adaptec AHA1740
           Adaptec AACRAID
           Adaptec AIC7xxx
           Adaptec I20 RAID
           Always IN2000
           AM53/79C974 PCI
           AMI MegaRAID
           Compaq Fibre Channel 64-bit/66Mhz HBA
           EATA ISA/EISA/PCI (DPT and generic EATA/DMA-compliant boards)
           Future Domain 16xx SCSI/AHA2920A
           Intel/ICP RAID controller
           Generic NCR4380/53c400
           IBM ServeRAID
           Initio 9100U(W)
           Initio INI-A100U2W
           IOMEGA parallel port - ppa
           IOMEGA - imm
           SYM53C8xx Version 2
           Qlogic FAS
           Qlogic ISP
           Qlogic ISP FC
           Qlogic QLA 1280
           Qlogic experimental 2100/2200
           Qlogic experimental 2300
           Single Driver Qlogic FC/SCSI
           Seagate ST-02 and TMC-8xx
           Simple 53c710 (Compaq, NCR machines)
           Symbios 53c416
           Tekram DC390(T) and Am53/79C974
           Trantor T128/T128F/T228
           UltraStor 14F/34F
           UltraStor SCSI
CD-ROM (top)
     ATAPI, IDE, SCSI most models & brands supported
        SCSI emulation support for IDE CD-ROM R/W (menu selectable when installing)
Tape Drives (top)
     IDE/ATAPI/SCSI (requires additional backup software)
Network Adapters (top)

     Note: Many brands use the same chipsets as the models mentioned
           here.  Our installation auto-detect menu option for PCI cards
           will usually find the appropriate compatible driver even if your
           adapter is not shown here.

     Sun Happy Meal 10/100baseT support                   
     Sun GEM support                                      
     3COM cards                                           
        3c501 "EtherLink" support                       
        3c503 "EtherLink II" support                    
        3c505 "EtherLink Plus" support                  
        3c507 "EtherLink 16" support (EXPERIMENTAL)     
        3c509/3c529 (MCA)/3c579 "EtherLink III" support 
        3c515 ISA "Fast EtherLink"                                  
        3c590/3c900 series (592/595/597) "Vortex/Boomerang" support 
     AMD LANCE and PCnet (AT1500 and NE2100) support                  
     Western Digital/SMC cards                                        
        WD80*3 support                                              
        SMC Ultra support                                           
        SMC 9194 support                                            
     Racal-Interlan (Micom) NI cards                                  
        NI5010 support (EXPERIMENTAL)                               
        NI5210 support                                              
        NI6510 support                                              
     AT1700/1720 support (EXPERIMENTAL)                               
        DEPCA, DE10x, DE200, DE201, DE202, DE422 support            
     HP 10/100VG PCLAN (ISA, EISA, PCI) support                       
     Other ISA cards                                                  
        Cabletron E21xx support                                     
        EtherWORKS 3 (DE203, DE204, DE205) support                  
        EtherExpress 16 support                                     
        EtherExpressPro support/EtherExpress 10 (i82595) support    
        HP PCLAN+ (27247B and 27252A) support
        HP PCLAN+ (27247B and 27252A) support
        ICL EtherTeam 16i/32 support         
        NE2000/NE1000 support                
     EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers   
        AMD PCnet32 PCI support              
        Adaptec Starfire/DuraLAN support     
        Ansel Communications EISA 3200 support (EXPERIMENTAL) 
        Apricot Xen-II on board Ethernet                      
        CS89x0 support                                        
        DECchip Tulip (dc21x4x) PCI support                   
        TOSHIBA TC35815 Ethernet support                      
        Generic DECchip & DIGITAL EtherWORKS PCI/EISA         
        Digi Intl. RightSwitch SE-X support                   
        Davicom DM910x/DM980x support                         
        EtherExpressPro/100 support                           
        Myson MTD-8xx PCI Ethernet support                    
        National Semiconductor DP8381x series PCI Ethernet support 
        NatSemi workaround for high errors                         
        PCI NE2000 and clones support (see help)                   
        RealTek RTL-8139 C+ PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        RealTek RTL-8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support                  
        SiS 900/7016 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support
        SiS 900/7016 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support (old driver) 
        SMC EtherPower II                                           
        Sundance Alta support                                       
        TI ThunderLAN support                                       
        VIA Rhine support                                           
        Winbond W89c840 Ethernet support                            
     Pocket and portable adapters                                     
        AT-LAN-TEC/RealTek pocket adapter support                   
        D-Link DE600 pocket adapter support                         
        D-Link DE620 pocket adapter support

     Additional 1000 Mbit Network Adapters:
        Alteon AceNIC/3Com 3C985/NetGear GA620 Gigabit support  
        D-Link DL2000-based Gigabit Ethernet support            
        National Semiconduct DP83820 support                    
        Packet Engines Hamachi GNIC-II support                  
        Packet Engines Yellowfin Gigabit-NIC support (EXPERIMENTAL) 
        SysKonnect SK-98xx support                                  
        Broadcom Tigon3 support
        Intel PRO/1000

     Digital DEFEA and DEFPA adapter support
     SysKonnect FDDI PCI support

     Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)                    
        STRIP (Metricom starmode radio IP)        
        AT&T WaveLAN & DEC RoamAbout DS support   
        Aironet Arlan 655 & IC2200 DS support     
        Aironet 4500/4800 series adapters         
        Aironet 4500/4800 ISA/PCI/PNP/365 support 
        Aironet 4500/4800 PNP support             
        Aironet 4500/4800 PCI support             
        Aironet 4500/4800 ISA broken support (EXPERIMENTAL)       
        Aironet 4500/4800 I365 broken support (EXPERIMENTAL)      
        Aironet 4500/4800 PROC interface                          
        Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards         
        Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)    
        Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 etc.)  
        Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support

     Fibre Channel driver support                             
        Interphase 5526 Tachyon chipset based adapter support

     General Instruments Surfboard 1000
     USB Pegasus 10/100
USB Devices and USB Driver Support (top)

     Note: The EHCI HCD driver for USB 2.0 should not be considered ready to use.  We have tested several
              types, makes, and models of 2.0 devices and found it
              to be unreliable.  You may have better results but consider
              this driver to be EXPERIMENTAL until the next stable release of the
              operating system which is supposed to have much better USB support.
     Also: We have tested a number of makes and models of USB
              scanners and have not had much success because of poor resolution
              and/or unreliable or incomplete support.  If you require
              scanner support you should only attempt SCSI scanners.  They
              cost more but are faster, have better resolution and tend to better
              supported by the SCSI drivers. Example: HP ScanJet 5P SCSI works

     EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
     UHCI (Intel PIIX4, VIA, ...) support     
     UHCI Alternate Driver (JE) support      
     OHCI (Compaq, iMacs, OPTi, SiS, ALi, ...) support
    --- USB Device Class drivers                     
        USB Audio support                             
        EMI 2|6 USB Audio interface support           
        USB Bluetooth support (EXPERIMENTAL)          
        USB Mass Storage support                      
           Datafab MDCFE-B Compact Flash Reader support
           Freecom USB/ATAPI Bridge support            
           ISD-200 USB/ATA Bridge support              
           Microtech CompactFlash/SmartMedia support   
           HP CD-Writer 82xx support                   
           SanDisk SDDR-09 (and other SmartMedia) support
           Lexar Jumpshot Compact Flash Reader           
        USB Modem (CDC ACM) support                       
        USB Printer support                               
    --- USB Human Interface Devices (HID)                
        USB Human Interface Device (full HID) support     
        Wacom Intuos/Graphire tablet support              
    --- USB Imaging devices                              
        USB Kodak DC-2xx Camera support                   
        USB Mustek MDC800 Digital Camera support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        USB Scanner support                                    
        Microtek X6USB scanner support                         
        HP53xx USB scanner support (EXPERIMENTAL)              
    --- USB Multimedia devices                                
        USB IBM (Xirlink) C-it Camera support                  
        USB OV511 Camera support                               
        USB Philips Cameras                                                 
        USB SE401 Camera support                                            
        USB STV680 (Pencam) Camera support                                  
        USB 3com HomeConnect (aka vicam) support (EXPERIMENTAL)             
        D-Link USB FM radio support (EXPERIMENTAL)                          
        DABUSB driver                                                       
    --- USB Network adaptors
        USB Pegasus/Pegasus-II based ethernet device support (EXPERIMENTAL) 
          We like the Belkin 10/100 F5D5050 adapter using the Pegasus driver!
        USB Realtek RTL8150 based ethernet device support (EXPERIMENTAL) 
        USB KLSI KL5USB101-based ethernet device support (EXPERIMENTAL)  
        USB CATC NetMate-based Ethernet device support (EXPERIMENTAL)    
        USB Communication Class Ethernet device support (EXPERIMENTAL)   
        USB-to-USB Networking cable device support (EXPERIMENTAL)        
    --- USB port drivers                                                
        USS720 parport driver
        USB Serial Converter support                                        
        USB Generic Serial Driver                                           
        USB Belkin and Peracom Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)     
        USB ConnectTech WhiteHEAT Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)              
        USB Digi International AccelePort USB Serial Driver                 
        USB Empeg empeg-car Mark I/II Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                 
        USB FTDI Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                   
        USB Handspring Visor / Palm m50x / Sony Clie Driver                 
        USB Compaq iPAQ / HP Jornada Driver                                 
        USB IR Dongle Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                          
        USB Inside Out Edgeport Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                
        USB Keyspan PDA Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)            
           USB Keyspan USA-xxx Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                 
           USB Keyspan USA-28XA Firmware                                    
           USB Keyspan USA-28XB Firmware                                    
        USB MCT Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                    
        USB KL5KUSB105 (Palmconnect) Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                  
        USB Prolific 2303 Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)          
        USB REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com chipcard reader (EXPERIMENTAL)
        USB Xircom / Entregra Single Port Serial Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)      
        USB ZyXEL LCD Plus Driver (EXPERIMENTAL)                   
        USB Diamond Rio500 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
        USB Auerswald ISDN support (EXPERIMENTAL)
Printers & Scanners (top)      
     Most Serial, Parallel, Network and Remote Printers are
     supported. Our software relies on the network workstations to
     use the correct drivers for any configured printer. Our
     software should be used to manage all of your network and remote
     printer print queues.

     USB printers are semi-supported but in our tests, are not yet
     reliable enough.
     USB, parallel and serial scanners are semi-supported but in our
     tests, are not yet reliable enough.
     SCSI scanners seem to work quite well and have decent support for
     the most popular brands. However, our recommendation is to connect
     any scanner needed to a local workstation and use any included
     drivers as recommended by the manufacturer.
Modems (top)      
     Our installation uses Hylafax for actually sending
     and receiving faxes.  Hylafax supports most class 1, 2, 2.0 fax
     modems. Internal, External, and USB fax modems are supported.
     "Winmodems" are not supported. "Linmodems" are
     semi-supported but not recommended. You are better off
     spending a little extra on a true fax modem which will NOT show
     "Controllerless" or "Windows Modem" on the packaging.
     We have used the external serial MultiTech MT2834ZDXb and USB
     MultiTech MT5634ZBA-USB quite extensively with good results. 

     The MT2834ZDXb is a class 2 serial modem and does not work quite as
     well as the MT5634ZBA-USB modem which is class 1 or 2 (we use them
     in class 1 mode).
     The Zoom 56K 2985L USB modem seems to be another good choice and
     costs less.  We have not used this modem as much as the
     MutiTech but preliminary results indicate that it will work
     equivalent to the MT5634ZBA-USB.
     Bear in mind that USB modems and class 1 modems require more
     usage of your computer's CPU.  Increasing RAM memory and a
     faster CPU will allow you to use more of these devices and is
     recommended over using semi-supported multi-port serial cards or
     multi-modem cards.  Our experience is that the drivers for
     these cards are incomplete and/or are not as reliable as the USB
     modems when used for mass faxing.
     Practically all non "Winmodems" work well for dial-in/dial-out 
     services on servers created with our installation, including USB