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I am starting a project to install & configure Oracle10g RAC on Linux. The document I am following calls for a particular hardware spec that is known to work, but is no longer available (Dell Dimension 2400). So, I'm trying to track down something equivalent but more up to date. This is the spec I'm looking for:
Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.80GHz
1GB DDR SDRAM (at 333MHz)
40GB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive
Integrated Intel 3D AGP Graphics
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
CDROM (48X Max Variable)
USB Mouse and Keyboard
I have found a Gateway GT5064 at Frys with the following spec and was wondering if anyone could comment on whether CentOS 4 would have an issue installing onto this machine:
Intelฎ Pentiumฎ 4 820 processor
800 MHz front side bus
2 MB L2 cache
Intel High Definition Audio subsystem consisting of:
8-channel (7.1) audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and one S/PDIF optical digital audio output using the Sigmatelฎ 9220 audio codec
Hard Drive 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
Optical Drives Double layer 16X DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 Digital Media Manager supporting the following:
Memory Stick Pro
USB 1.1 or later
Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem
Network Integrated 10/100 LAN
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
Seven USB 2.0 ports (four on rear panel, two on front panel, one in media reader)
Three IEEE-1394a connectors (one on rear panel, two on front-panel)
One parallel port
One RJ-45 LAN port
Five audio jacks (three on rear panel, two on front panel)
Add-In Card Slots
One PCI-Express ?16
One PCI-E ?1
Two PCI Conventional
Two external 3.5-inch
Two external 5.25-inch
Two internal 3.5-inch
USB optical mouse
The information you'll need to know whether or not it will install ok is what type of Motherboard, CPU, and hard disk controller. But from what you've listed I see nothing wrong with that computer that Linux won't install on it.