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Thread: Which motherboard is compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4?

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    Default Which motherboard is compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4?

    Hi.

    I need to buy a motherboard that supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Kernel 2.6.9). Any recommendations? I have tried buying off-the-shelf PCs like Dell, but cannot install the OS on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edin97 View Post
    Hi.

    I need to buy a motherboard that supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Kernel 2.6.9). Any recommendations? I have tried buying off-the-shelf PCs like Dell, but cannot install the OS on it.
    What will you be using this RHEL 4 system for? Do you have any preferences or requirements as what else needs to be installed with this sytem? Tyan generally makes great Red Hat Linux compatible motherboards.

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    i'm not sure about sata support in such an old kernel. because somewhere around 2.6.8-2.6.9 there were changes in sata drivers.

    maybe there are extra patches.
    http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html

    check here for compatility with your controller between linux versions.

    i remember that installing older redhat on my 2 year old pc caused it to abort because it could not identify my hardware.


    also, proper sata was introduced into kernel around 2003

    http://kerneltrap.org/node/1787
    Last edited by yoshi314; 08-03-2007 at 07:30 AM.

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    You can get a ML100 or ML300 series HP ProLiant server. The entire ML line is certified for RHEL4 and RHEL5. They hold 8GB memory, and have space for 4 internal drives.

    Since you are installing a relatively expensive version of Linux, I assume you care about things like support from the hardware vendor, OS vendor, and application support.

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