Hey..how ya all doing??
I have this sorta problem, well more like that I need some hands-on information from the experts. I have this server, dual Xeon 2.8 on an Intel SE7525GP2
with 2 GB of ram...The board has a built in RAID controler for SATA disks...there are 2 120 GB SATA disks in the machine...as far as I understand it, the RAID controller supports hardware RAID 0 and 1 arrays.
Now, I wanna install Slack 10 on this machine. I'm no linux newbie, but then again I'm no expert either. I've build servers before with linux, just not on such "fancy" equipment. I need some instructions on things to do so that this server will run at its best... the first problem is the image to use to boot the computer?? Should I use a 2.6.x kernel...should I install the system with the default 2.4 kernel that came on the disk, and than recompile and install a 2.6.x highmem enabled kernel? Is this the right way?? As far as I understand Slack doesn't come with a highmem enabled kernel...any things I must be carefull of when recompiling the kernel for dual processor higmem support??
I read in another topic, that with harware RAID there are no OS specific installation procedures for enabling raid...I just set it in the RAID bios and that's it. Is that right??
Thanks in advance for your time and all your thoughts and comments are very appreciated..
Thanks and best regards,