A Short Article, and some advice needed?
I've been using SUSE on & off for about a year now and when I get a chance to sit down in front of the screen I'm always impressed with the features compared to the well known OS.
I've recently purchased a DELL Poweredge Server with 2x Pentium III 866mhz processors, 1 gig RAM and 9.1GB SCSI hard disk which I will add more drives soon (as this unit can take upto six SCSI drives).
I haven't installed SUSE onto the system, but I've just loaded the Live CD and booted straight from that.
By the way, I think a LiveCD is one brilliant idea, as it allows you to see just how the Operating System looks, feels, and behaves before you commit.
Oh Yes, I forgot to mention there nothing installed on the hard disk.
In one of my earlier threads I mentioned about people asking me silly questions like - "Why did you install Linux"?, "Why this, and why that"?
(Kind of like those kids in the back of a car asking, "are we there yet"? Every hundred yards or so...
Anyway I decided to purchase this server to learn a bit more about dual processing, RAID, SCSI etc and it prevents me from playing around with the family PC which I put together but I'm now told, "you've got that PC over there to mess about with".
Now what I did realise is that SCSI drives do perform a bit quicker than IDE, even with the CD Drive the data accessed from the LiveCD is quite quick, maybe this could be down to the 1gig of ram as well.
But just one question?
I recently purchased another Pentium III processor the same speed etc and installed it and it works fine, now going into the Control Centre, Hardware, BIOS I can see both processors in SUSE.
Does SUSE 10.1 utilise a system with dual core/processors or will I need to install another programme?
One final point!
Before I start powering up PC's or poking around inside I always give the unit a good clean inside with a vacuum cleaner, you'll be supprised at the amount of dust and how annoying it can be when a PC overheats and when you've dissected the thing only to find a bit of string stopping the fan from spinning.