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Old 03-14-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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Hp X4000


Hi,

I have layed my hands on a "legacy" HP X4000 system with dual Xeon processors.
512 MB RAM, dual DVA Ati G4 video card, SCSI controller and disk.

Can I install Fedora Core 3 on this system and are there any specifics I have to take care about during installation to use the dual processors?

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Rob
 
Old 03-15-2005, 05:31 AM   #2
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as long as the kernel supprts it, no

you may need to recompile the kernel

(anyway fedora is not the easiest to use, try ubuntu or mandrake
 
Old 03-15-2005, 06:00 AM   #3
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Yeah, but I'm a RedHat adept.

I have good experience (3 years now) with Redhat 8.0 on 2 servers and I'm rather comfy with their Anaconda installer. Ubuntu would be new to me, and I have had nightmares with older versions of Mandrake.
So I'm nt really new to Linux, only to the combination with dual processor hardware.
But I must admit that I never compiled a kernel in my life, and neither did I compile an application. unill now I managed everyting by using rpm's.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 07:24 AM   #4
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Right, my brother likes RH too but he had to throw in the towel on Fedora.
I use Libranet 2.8.1 upgraded to Debian testing. best I've tried, but you have to set up the apt mirrors right, that's mandatory

As long as the installation system/kernel starts on this machine i suppose you're ok, this hardware is bound to be supported.
I suspect you're going to have to learn to compile the kernel to get this machine set up properly.
Not difficult, there are manuals on the net.

(i'm somewhat curious: have you installed it yet?)
 
Old 03-15-2005, 07:51 AM   #5
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You use Libranet professionally or on a home system? I use RH8 professionally for a Samba fileserver and for an FTP server. Stable as a rock.
I'm waiting for the hardware to arrive. Then I have to find some time to install. I'll keep you posted.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 08:15 AM   #6
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Home use -at the school where I work we have a LAN with Skolelinux
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:42 AM   #7
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well, my brother is a reel IT guy, works at the university. But not much with linux: some big Solaris servers
and windows clients/servers, they use linux at the faculty of natural sciences mostly

--the Sun machines are interesting, they say they'll be using Solaris 5.8 forever...that's why I got curious about your hp project

Not much to tell about the linux network at my school, it just works, unlike the earlier NT setup
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:11 AM   #8
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I Finally did it.

Fedora Core 3 is running just fine on 2 HP4000 servers now. I used the SMP kernel and had no prob's what soever.

Only the new kernels won't boot if I have CUPS running. I'll go an post this in another post.
 
  


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