Okay, my Tiger MP has been running happily now for a couple of months with FreeBSD. The system went together smoothly and has been ROCK SOLID.
I happened into a new hard drive last week so I decided I'd put Win2k on it. No go. When I boot from the 2k CD, I don't make it past the initial "inspecting your hardware" screen. Once it made it to the first blue screen and then had some mysterious filesystem error.
I just find all of this hard to believe. The system is perfectly stable and Windows won't even install. WTF? Is windows really that demanding of the hardware? This system runs for days with big compile jobs and SETI pushing the CPUs at 100%. It's never had an hardware related error, much less a crash. I've heard that pulling all of my PCI cards during Windows setup may help, but that seems a little excessive to me. Anyone else have any insights?