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Old 09-17-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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SATA Raids


We just bought a dell demension 750 server with a SATA raid in it. First we tried to install redhat 9 with no luck. After reading the dell documentation, found a document saying that redhat 9 doesnt support SATA drives. So before we choose a distro, we need to know which versions of Linux DO support SATA raids. Any comments on which are better and why would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I hope this is the right forum to post this question in. If not my appologies.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
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Any Linux distribution supports SATA, but some may need a kernel upgrade. You can can install Linux on a IDE hard drive and then configure the kernel to support SATA. The Linux distributions I suggest for a server are Debian, Slackware, and Gentoo because they do not install X Window Server like Redhat does. The SATA controller brand and model will limit your selection because many drivers (modules) are pre-compiled for certain Linux distributions and kernels.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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thanks for the input. One more question, you said that you dont like the X window system, is there any particular reason for it. Is it a security risk, or just because it takes up more processing and memory power to be running it?
 
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I did not say that I did not like X Window System. I'm just saying that you do not need X Window System installed on server. Yes, X Window System takes to much processing power, memory, and disk space. Also it is a security risk because it runs at a certain port. I only suggest using X Window System on an workstation/desktop setups.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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Cheers. Thanks again!
 
  


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