How do I know what Linux to use???

Jakub Sestak jakub.6ak at seznam.cz
Fri Dec 15 08:53:50 CST 2006


Hi, I've just installed Debian Etch on my 6350/4x550MHz/4GB and had  
no problem. When I finish installing the management packages, I'll  
make a post.


On 15.12.2006, at 15:34, Pete Breitenbaugh wrote:

> Many thanks to all.
> We use a lot of "Fedora Project" sponsored by Red Hat, on most of  
> our "crash test dummy" boxes & a couple of LDAP servers.
> It's what we can afford, free, like me.  You might have guessed  
> that we have a limited budget from the 6350 server that I am trying  
> to "resurrect".
> I'll hunt down Centos & check it out.  Thanks.
>
> (I don't really work for free, it just feels like it on payday) :-)
>
> Thanks again to all that responded,
> Pete.
>
> PS. -- carpe ductum -- "Grab the tape"
> I really like that, may have to "borrow" it :-)
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com]On Behalf Of Cliff Peet
> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 7:24 AM
> To: William Warren
> Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: How do I know what Linux to use???
>
>
> Centos is a Marvel for Free !
> A consideration on using Centos is compatibility  with Dell PowerEdge
> servers.  Dell supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux but not Centos. I
> have had some issues with the Ext3 journaling and or the raid array
> drivers that I am not confident have been solved, apart from the
> Centos forums you are on your own.
>
> The dell open management is again supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux
> but not Centos. Dell is going to supply drivers etc for the supported
> operating systems and they may well work with Centos, but if you have
> a problem your stuffed. Remembering that Centos is free and the
> forums are supplying you help free of charge. I have posted a problem
> on there 4 or 5 times without answer.
>
> You may consider paying out for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and have a
> bit of support ?
>
> Cliff
>
>
>
> On 15 Dec 2006, at 12:06, William Warren wrote:
>
>> I would use Centos.
>>
>> 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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>>
>> -- 
>> My "Foundation" verse:
>> Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and
>> every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt
>> condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their
>> righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
>>
>> -- carpe ductum -- "Grab the tape"
>> CDTT (Certified Duct Tape Technician)
>>
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