m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Fri May 21 03:12:27 CDT 2004
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> We are buying a PowerEdge 1750 with a PERC4-DI on board raid controller,
> 2 Xeon 2.4ghz processors etc..
> Has anyone had any problems installing this on Mandrake Linux 9.2+?
I have a whole server farm full of 1750's running Mandrake (various versions).
Mandrake 10.0 is very good on these boxes with everything working out of the
box (2.6.3 kernel)
9.2 probably needs you to enable ACPI in lilo.conf in order for HyperThreading
to work. You may also need to disable devfs to get the cdrom to not give you
I/O errors when you try and use it (although this breaks hotplug - not
especially important on a server though).
If you have 2gb of ram, you'll need to use the Mandrake 'enterprise' kernel
(urpmi kernel-enterprise) otherwise it'll only see about 900MB.
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