Ubuntu on Dell PowerEdge 2850

Johann Spies jspies at sun.ac.za
Thu Sep 28 08:03:57 UTC 2006

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 06:47:56PM +0100, techbri wrote:
> I was curious if there have been any updates on any of the issues
> surrounding the PE2850 and Ubuntu. I admit I am a noob to linux so
> compiling a kernel, etc, is going to be difficult if this becomes
> necessary. Essentially, my goal is to install Ubuntu 6.06 server on a
> PE 2850 which has a split backplane Perc 4/DC(same as Perc 4e??). On
> the first channel, it's configured as a raid 1 and the second as a raid
> 5. I want to the boot and swp partitions to exist on the raid 1 and the
> file partition to exist on the raid 5. Any help/advice would be
> appreciated. thanks!

We are running Debian on several 2850's.  I have not installed a new one
in the past months so I do not have an update.  You will do well to
subscribe to the linux-poweredge mailing list.  There are many stories
about Debian and Ubuntu on the Dell Poweredge computers.


Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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