Hardware for Linux Kernel 2.6

Minnie Lau minniel123 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 25 03:05:55 UTC 2005

I have tried to install Linux Kernel 2.6 on Dell PowerEdge 1750 but failed to do so, and I am thinking about buying Dell PowerEdge 1850.  Does any one know if the hardwares are being supported by Linux Kernel 2.6?

Brian Fahrlander <brian at fahrlander.net> wrote:

On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 18:33 -0800, Minnie Lau wrote:
> Hi!
> I am trying to buy a PC (rack mount) to work as a server, and I am
> planning to install Linux Kernel 2.6 on it. Does anyone know if the

> following hardware (if so, what brand name) will work with Linux
> Kernel 2.6:
> 1. Hard Drive: SCSI Raid 1
> 2. USB 2.0
> 3. Video Adapter (what type?)
> 4. Network Adapter (what type?)
> 5. Processor (what type?)

You must be thinking SCO; Linux runs on almost everything. There
are pros and cons of various brands, and I'm sure that's the next step
in this thread, but Linux quit being hardware specific (other than for
gadgets and laptops) long ago.

Personally, I like Adaptech SCSI cards, others like Promise. Is
this meant to be a powerful database (where disk accesses are more
important), web server (where memory and net speed is more important),
or file server where it's all important? :>

That's where this discussion should head, now...
Brian Fahrländer Christian, Conservative, and Technomad
Evansville, IN http://www.fahrlander.net 
ICQ: 5119262 AIM: WheelDweller

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