Does it work on EPIA-EK10000G with IDE or SATA disk?



  • I want to install pfsense from IDE cdrom to IDE (or SATA) disk connected to VIA EPIA-EK10000G which has two nics on-board.
    Can anyone please advise me on this configuration. I don't wish to buy it only to find out it's not supported by freeBSD 6.3 or pfsensed 1.2.

    Thank you.

    Model Name • VIA EPIA EK10000G (1.0GHz VIA Luke CoreFusion™ Processor)
    • VIA EPIA EK8000EG (800MHz VIA Luke CoreFusion™ Processor)
    Chipset VT8237R Series South Bridge
    System Memory • 1 DDR 400 DIMM Socket
    • Up To 1GB Memory Size
    VGA Integrated VIA UniChrome™ Pro AGP Graphics with MPEG-2/4 Decoding Acceleration
    Expansion Slots 1 PCI Slot
    Onboard IDE 2 UltraDMA 133/100/66 Pin Connectors
    Onboard LAN Fast Ethernet Controller (default) or optional VT6122 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Onboard Audio VIA VT1618 AC'97 Codec with 6-channel Support
    Onboard I/O Connectors • 2 USB pin connector for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
    • 2 SATA connectors
    • 1 Buzzer
    • 1 CD Audio-in pin connector
    • 1 Digital I/O pin connector
    • 1 SM bus pin connector
    • 1 Front-panel audio pin connector for MIC-in and Line-out
    • 1 WP pin connector for BIOS flash
    • 3 Serial port pin connectors for COM2/3/4 (5V/12V selectable)
    • 1 CIR pin connector (switchable for KB/MS)
    • 1 SIR pin connector
    • 2 Fan pin connectors for CPU and System fans
    • 1 LVDS/DVI module female header
    • ATX power connector
    Back Panel I/O • 1 PS2 mouse port
    • 1 PS2 keyboard port
    • 1 Parallel port
    • 1 Serial port
    • 1 VGA port
    • 2 RJ-45 LAN ports
    • 4 USB 2.0 ports
    • 3 Audio jacks: Line-out, Line-in and MIC-in (Vertical, Smart 5.1 Support)
    BIOS Award BIOS, LPC 4/8Mbit flash memory
    Operating System Windows 2000/XP, Linux, Win CE, XPe
    Software Application • VIA FliteDeck™ Luxurious Utility
    • MissionControl-H/W Monitoring, Remote SNMP Management
    • FlashPort-Live BIOS Flash
    • SysProbe-Live DMI Browser
    System Monitoring & Management • CPU temperature reading, CPU voltage monitoring
    • Wake-on-LAN, Keyboard-Power-on, Timer-Power-on, Watch Dog Timer, Fan control
    • System power management, AC power failure recovery
    Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50 ° C
    Operating Humidity 0% ~ 95% (relative humidity; non-condensing)
    Form Factor • Mini-ITX (6 layers)
    • 17 cm x 17 cm



  • I have a VIA EPIA-EK8000EG and that should be the same card:
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=420
    and it works with my 2.5" samsung harddrive (ide). Had a lot of troubles at the beginning, but a change of ata-cable solved the problem. It's great with dual nic:s, which works. I have used it with both 1.01, 1.2 and today 1.2.1.


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