Ive only ever looked into this for Raid cards and Centos. However before doing homework into parts etc. What would be my best chances for native driver support. example Nvidia and intel providing linux drivers. Or has anyone had success with a particular board. Or is there a site which would good for researching Ubuntu's 8.10 support on hardware??
If i understood correctly upgrading the kernel is a big nono, as so much is tied into it?