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Hi Guys, been browsing the forum for a few weeks now and its been a big help to me to have read some of the topics here in the forum.
We will be trying to install Linux RH9 or Suse on one of our servers and I was hoping if any of you have an idea if there would be any compatibility issues with these machines:
ASUS Ap2400Re2/ AS8
runs on dual xeon 3.0Ghz/1Mb cache
2GB Ecc Registered DDRAm memory
chipset is an Intel E7520 chipset
Adaptec 2120S RAID 5 card
likewise another server
runs on dual Xeon 3.2Ghz / 2MB cache
2GB ecc reg ddr2
chipset is also E7520 Intel
Have you met some issues with 7520 chipset installations
In general you will be best off with the latest kernel on server chipsets, and recompiling the kernel with your chipset included. For performance you may want to compile a monolithic rather than modular kernel. I've found that Linux kernels out of the box offer weak support for higher-end chipsets.
This may be somewhat OT but I would suggest you might want to reconsider using RH9 as a possible distro choice, and the only reason I say this is that Redhat officially ended support for RH9 sometime back in mid-2004 IIRC. It was a great distro for its time, but at this point it it out of date