|I made an attempt at installing WinXP on my dot.bob2 last night, and, to say the least, things didn't go terribly well. The installer crashed out twice before finally completing. Then, during the "intro", it crashed again. I had managed to get my login info entered, so it skipped the intro the second time. However, it locked up hard while installing SP1. I tried again, but it was pretty obvious WinXP wasn't going to cut it. Not sure why, though. Not a single device showed up as not having a driver (or having a problem) in device manager.|
The only modifications I made to the hardware were to install a 256MB DIMM module, and flash the BIOS with the ABAZ firmware. I know the module is good, as I pulled it from my normal desktop. (I accidentally bought a high-density module, so I simply swapped it for the low density module in my other PC). At the moment, the entire wiring harness is gone as well. I put the rest of the chassis away, so I'm using a standard ATX power supply and monitor - so all that is left is the mainboard and the base plate. However, given that there are no active components in the wiring harness, I doubt that had anything to do with the install problems.
On the other hand, Win2k took to the machine like a duck to water. It hasn't so much as hiccuped once since I installed it. All in all, Win2k runs well, even on the stock CPU.