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Old 06-15-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
WaltL
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Question RedHat Installation on separate Mac Pro HD


Hi,
I've been searching the web for how to do this and, so far, all threads seem quite dated and many folks seem to have a number of problems with the install. Just wondering if anyone here might have done this or have any suggestions.

I have a MacPro running OSX 10.5.6, 32G RAM, primary drive = 500G and I just installed two 1.5TB drives.

I'm running DNA sequence assembly software that aligns and assembles millions of sequences and one of the vendor's software packages only "supports" RedHat. Most Mac users installing Linux seem to go with Ubuntu, and all do the install as a partition on the primary drive using Bootcamp. I know I can probably do this easily with VMWare, but I'd be limited to 4G RAM using that route, and I need all my RAM to do the assembly work.

I would like to format one of the new 1.5TB drives as a Linux boot drive and I really want to install RedHat. If not, I'd consider Fedora or Ubuntu but it needs to be on a separate disk.

Has anyone done this successfully and with relatively trouble free results?

FYI, I know just enough Unix to be dangerous, and I don't write code, so if the install can't be done in a fairly straight forward manner (no changing source code, etc...) I doubt it would be useful.

Thanks!
Walt
 
Old 06-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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I'd consider this first.

http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/sr/
 
Old 06-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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Unless you want to pay for RH Support/upgrades, go with Centos, which is the RH code rebadged. Obviously you don't get paid support, but you do get updates.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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I looked into Parallels. I currently use VMWare and the only real difference in this instance is that Parallels allows 8G RAM usage and VMWare allows 4G. Either way, I still can't use all my available RAM.
 
  


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