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Old 10-31-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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Please tell me about low cost hardware which supports Redhat 8.0 (Kernel 2..4.18)

Please tell me about low or medium cost hardware which supports Redhat 8.0 (Kernel 2.4.18). I have to make 1000 Mbps Linux Bridge on Redhat 8.0 (Kernel 2.4.18), with Failover Support.


All hardware should support Redhat 8.0 (Kernel 2.4.18) Device Drivers. (mandatory)

PC Hardware in Rack mountable cabinet (looks and feel device type)

Pentium 4

Hard Disks: 40GB/80GB *2 [RAID 1 (mirror) could be configured].

RAM: 512MB/1 GB

LAN Cards: 1 Dual Port Failover Card (with Short circuit feature, bypass traffic in case of pc hardware failure/power down).
(100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps)

: 1 normal 100 Mbps

(3 PCI / PCIX slots/ etc. should present to put three normal 100 Mbps LAN cards, under test environment). (mandatory)

FSB could support 1000 Mbps throughput (between LAN cards Traffic).

Interfaces: (Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard) (mandatory)

(Other Interfaces, Serial, parallel, USB, Firewire, etc., if possible not visible at outer cabinet).
Old 10-31-2008, 07:05 AM   #2
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RedHat 8 is _REALLY_ out of date, so it could be really hard, if not impossible to found a current hardware plateform which properly runs this release due to lack of drivers... Then I ask why do you need such an old linux release? If it's a software compatibility issue, I'm quite sure it will be easier (and far more smarter) to port the application if you have the sources, or to install old, or better, compatible libraries versions...


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