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Old 10-09-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Compatibility with Gateway GT series PC?


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)
3.5" Floppy
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:

Processor
Intelฎ Pentiumฎ 4 820 processor
• 2.8 GHz
• 800 MHz front side bus
• 2 MB L2 cache

Memory
• Installed: 1GB DDR2 533 MHz (PC2-4200) SDRAM
• Expandable to: 4 GB

Video Integrated
Integrated Audio
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

Media Reader
9-in-1 Digital Media Manager supporting the following:
• CompactFlash Card
• IBM MicroDrive
• Memory Stick
• Memory Stick Pro
• SmartMedia Card
• Secure Digital(SD)/MMC
• Compact Flash
• Multimedia Card
• xD-Picture Card
• USB 1.1 or later

Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem
Network Integrated 10/100 LAN
Interfaces
• 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

Drive Bays
• Two external 3.5-inch
• Two external 5.25-inch
• Two internal 3.5-inch
Input Devices
• Multimedia keyboard
• USB optical mouse

Thanks for any useful and helpful comments.
Sean.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your time. Is there a definitive compatibilty guide on the web somewhere that I can use to check the motherboard/CPU/HD controller compatibility?
Thanks,
Sean.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 01:11 PM   #4
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No. Not that I am aware of. LQ has thier own hardware compatibilty guide though. Check there.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 03:34 PM   #5
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Thanks again for your help. I appreciate it.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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Your welcome and I hope everything works out alright.
 
  


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