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Old 12-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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scsi drive and my moter board

I have two scsi drive that have NOVELL on them, however the mother board has given up the ghost. I want to change this server to Linux. so that brings me to my questions.

1. What's the most compatible mother board to us?
2. What Linus should I us SUSIE or something else?
4. I want to run an old Cobol bata base that was running previously on these drives, and the work stations are windows machines. OK?

Thanks for the help in advance
Old 12-09-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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1. Any motherboard that is at least a year or two old should work fine, alternately you can check some of the Linux hardware reviews on Phoronix.

2. If it's to be a Server: Suse EL, Centos, Debian - would be my choices not necessarily in that order due to personal preferences.

3. More RAM is always better.

4. I don't know .. maybe a place to start -> You could always migrate the data to a SQL database no ?
hopefully someone else will be along with a better answer for No. 4

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