Is this reasonable? (fwd)

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at
Wed Aug 29 11:10:00 CDT 2001

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 09:54:25 -0500 (CDT)
From: Michael E Brown <michael_e_brown at>
To: "Darren Kinley (EMC)" <Darren.Kinley at>
Cc: linux-poweredge at,
     "Darren Kinley (EMC)" <Darren.Kinley at>
Subject: Re: Is this reasonable?

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Darren Kinley (EMC) wrote:

> Hello,
> Naturally, I need to have the box ready yesterday.  Is it reasonable to
> think that I'll make RH7.1 (RedHat distribution) run on this HW without
> any support from Dell?  Dell makes it easy enough to buy a new system
> running their variant of RedHat 7.1 SBE but I haven't yet found an
> option

You want a "Customer Kit". see for part numbers.
Give these part numbers to your salesperson and they will send you the
Red Hat 7.1 SBE.

Red Hat Linux 7.1 SBE - kernel 2.4.3-6 - x86 PowerEdge Servers only. Dell
SKU 420-3243, MOD# 9E996, Part# 1F080.

I would not recommend running Red Hat 7.1 retail.

> to buy just the media and required drivers.  Has anyone done this and
> how long did it take to get the CDs?  Is download an option?

Download is not currently an option.

> Any advice that will help me to reach my goal or prevent me from
> wasting

I believe that Matt sent you an email with firmware links. You most
probably need new firmware for you PERC card. see

> I see the Compaq install is finishing up, got to run...

Sticks and stones...

Michael Brown
Linux OS Development
Dell Computer Corp

  If each of us have one object, and we exchange them,
     then each of us still has one object.
  If each of us have one idea,   and we exchange them,
     then each of us now has two ideas.

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