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Old 11-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #1
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Dell PE2550 Drivers


Hello i have Dell PE2550 Server and i want install slackware 12.2 but in official web site on dell have drivers only for Red Had 6 7, Solaris.
Where can find a drivers for my machine (SCSI RAID DRIVERS, Network drivers
Thanks a lot .
 
Old 11-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Unless you know for sure that they will not work, I'd suggest first trying the drivers in the kernel that comes with your distro.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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A dell 2550 is pretty old... actually very old.

I suspect you'll find hardware on that server is ill supported or not supported by more modern distributions... if I am right, I believe there has been 5 generations of servers since the 2550, the 2650, 2750, 2850, 2950s and R710s. I could be wrong on that however.
 
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A dell 2550 is pretty old... actually very old.

I suspect you'll find hardware on that server is ill supported or not supported by more modern distributions... if I am right, I believe there has been 5 generations of servers since the 2550, the 2650, 2750, 2850, 2950s and R710s. I could be wrong on that however.
Drivers are rarely removed from the kernel. In general old hardware does not require old distros...

However, if you are talking about proprietary closed source drivers then you have a fair point.

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