Ubuntu a poor choice for servers

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Mon Jul 10 11:51:11 UTC 2006

Mike Noordermeer <mike at normi.net> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Well, sorry if the subject seems troll-ish, but I thought it would
>> probably get the attention of someone who counts.  I really want to
>> use Ubuntu, but as of now, I'm installing Fedora...
> Fedora on a server? :')

I'm starting to grow a distaste for it, so maybe I'm going to go
through the ubuntu install process again.  It looks like installing
ubuntu is hellish (for me) but _using_ Fedora is really unpleasant
(for me).  Hopefully the installation phase will be shorter than the
using phase, but the way things are going, you never know... ;-)

>> Dapper (and Breezy for that matter) installation doesn't support LVM
>> well; it's almost as though it was untested.  Try to set up a system
>> with LVM from any of the different installation discs, and you'll see
>> what I mean.
>> Dapper installation doesn't support LVM over software raid *at all*,
>> even though it purports to.  This was certainly untested.
>> Dapper installation supports LVM over FakeRaid *even less*.  
> Afaik install on LVM/RAID works flawlessly, 

I'll post details of my problems.

> fakeraid doesn't belong on a server (actually it doesnt belong on
> any system).

Why not?

I've been having trouble finding out enough details of how BIOS raid
works to judge between it and other options.

One concern I have about softraid is that there's (AFAICT) no RAID
possible for the /boot partition.

> I wouldn't combine LVM with softRAID either, but well, that's just
> my opinion.

Why not?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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