Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge 2850
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Wed Sep 27 18:42:45 UTC 2006
Rob Kendrick;354343 Wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 15:59 +0200, Patrik Lermon wrote:
> > My company are looking for a server to host a web service, and we
> > been considering the Dell PowerEdge 2850 with:
> > - 2 x 64-bit Intel Xeon processor 3.0GHz with 2MB L2 cache and
> > - Integrated PERC4e/Di RAID Controller (RAID5)
> > We would like to run Ubuntu on it, but we would also accept pure
> > I have a couple of questions:
> > 1. Does Ubuntu run on multiple 64-bit Intel Xeon processors, as
> I have a linux-image-2.6.10-5-amd64-xeon package available, but there
> appears to be no -smp version of it. You may have to build one
> yourself, or wait to see if Breezy has one. Or alternatively I might
> have broken eyes, which is always possible. :)
> > 1 a. If it does, are we supposed to use the amd64 distribution, even
> > though we are using Intel Xeon preocessors?
> Yes. There's a special build for EM64T processors, such as the Xeon.
> > 1 b. What processors does the amd64 distribution run on?
> I believe it's known to work on 64 bit Althons and Semprons, Opterons,
> and EM64T Xeons and Pentium 4s.
> > 2. Are all packages that are available in the x86 architecture also
> > available in the distribution we are supposed to use?
> No. Some are x86-only. The most noticeable missing package for me is
> Wine. But you can always install an i386 chroot, and run stuff there
> that there isn't an AMD64 package for.
> > 3. Does Ubuntu support Dells integrated SCSI controller: PERC4e ?
> Can't help there sorry, I don't know.
> Rob Kendrick <ubuntu-users-l at rjek.com>
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Rob, I have a poweredge 2850 that I want to put Ubuntu 6.06 on but I
have read about issues with getting the Perc 4/DC (4e??) enabled. Is
the driver included on the 6.06.1 server CD now? Is there anything I
need to do to get the controller enabled? Any assistance is
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