How do I know what Linux to use???

eclark eclark at alabanza.com
Thu Dec 14 11:57:46 CST 2006


Stick with FC4 which has been around longer and is more stable. You should 
always chase bleeding edge one or two releases in a corporate environment, 
unless you are developing that software.

On Thursday 14 December 2006 12:51 pm, Pete Breitenbaugh wrote:
> Many thanks to all respondents...
>
> When I try to install FC6 it hangs up when loading the SCSI driver aic7xxx
> then reboots.
>
> I was able to successfully install FC4 & get it running.
>
> Any ideas on how to get FC6 loaded?
> I've already checked the FC6 install disks & they are fine.
> I've used them to install a couple desktop machines that I use for testing.
>
> TIA,
> Pete.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com]On Behalf Of J. Epperson
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:54 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: How do I know what Linux to use???
>
> On Thu, December 14, 2006 09:33, Craig White wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 09:25 -0500, Pete Breitenbaugh wrote:
> >> We have a Dell PowerEdge 6350 on which we want to run Linux.
> >> The box has 4 Intel 550 MHz processors.
> >> There are 3 different Linux Fedora Core 6 images available.
> >>
> >> i386
> >> x86_64
> >> ppc
> >>
> >> How do we tell which to use?
>
> [SNIP]
>
> > ----
> > that's a pretty old system and a very new Linux
> >
> > Choose i386 as I presume that the 4 Intel 550 MHz processors are either
> > Pentium 2 or Pentium 3
> >
> > I think you might be in trouble on the RAID controller though if it's a
> > Perc 2
>
> It's an old piece of hardware, but a moose.  I run FC4 on one at my
> church, mostly doing Samba. My theory is that with volunteer tech support
> consisting mostly of me, it's good to have a machine that can keep running
> with three failed processors, two failed power supplies, and two failed
> disk drives (RAID 5 with hotspare).  And with that thing in the basement,
> we'll never have any problems with pipes freezing!
>
> The normal 6350 RAID solution was Adaptec AACRAID, which has not
> encountered the intermittent support issues of legacy Megaraid, in my
> experience.  I've run this box from FC2 thru FC4, and I think the only
> RAID issue I've hit was a broken initrd on one kernel upgrade.  Booted
> from previous kernel and manually ran mkinitrd again and all was well.
>
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