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Old 05-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Post Noob Question for PowerEdge 750 and Linux.

Noob Question for PowerEdge 750 and Linux.

I just acquired a PowerEdge 750 (used)

This is for fun and learning. The main objective here would be to install Linux Fedora Core, Centos or Mandrake. I canít really pitch in more cash for a Red Hat operating system like I said it for the learning I have been playing around with this installation and ready but I am stuck. Using the Dell Server Assistance it only gives me 4 options as operating systems.

Microsoft 2000
Microsoft 2003
Linux Red Hat 3.0
Novell (have no what that is)

My Linux experience is about as new as you can get (2 month and learning)

I need help (step by Step on how to)

I just need to get Linux up and running and after that I am not that bad to setup the specification needed.

I read tones of forum many questions how ever no answers.

If any of you installed a working free Linux on a poweredge 750 please give me some details.

And if you have a good step by step how to link it would be greatly appreciated. I am starting to be sleep deprived trying to figure this out.

Thank you
Old 05-09-2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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The Linux distros listed are probably the only ones that Dell officially supports on that model, but just about any distro should work. I'd suggest downloading a Knoppix LiveCD from or another download site. A LiveCD will let you boot Linux without installing anything and you can check to see if all of your hardware is detected. Then you can go on and install the distro of your choice. All you should need to do is insert the first install CD for the distro you want in the CD drive and reboot. If the system is set to boot from CD the install process will start and you're on your way.


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