Re: The Planet / Debian Install
On Feb 21, 1:50 pm, Andrew Sackville-West
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 06:31:59AM -0800, SM wrote:
> > I just ordered some new servers at The Planet (formally EV1) ... and
> > asked about having Debian installed on my servers. They are saying
> > that Debian is unsupported due to the following reason:
> > "The latest release of Debian is out of date and doesn't work well
> > with newer servers."
> that is probably a true statement with the latest stable release,
> sarge, being about two years old.
> > Being new to Debian I have no clue ... but I'm wondering if anyone
> > knows of an innate incompatability between Debian a server with the
> > following description:
> > 1 Dell \ Dual socket dempsy/woodcrest/cloverton \ PowerEdge
> > 1900/2900
> > 2 Intel \ 2.0 GHz 1333FSB - Woodcrest \ Xeon 5130 (Dual Core)
> > 1 Unknown \ Onboard \ SATA
> probably this is the issue |||||
> sarge doesn't have good SATA support. However, the *next* release, etch, is
> due out any time now (april maybe?) and it *does* have good SATA
> support. Also, etch is now pretty stable and is really close to ready
> -- maybe they would install etch for you?
> > 2 Western Digital \ 250GB:SATA2:7200RPM \ WD2500JS
> > If I attempt to install Debian myself will I have trouble with this
> > setup? Their server "Welcome" email indicated that ...
> I don't think so. What are the rest of the specs? (chipsets, MOBO
> etc). YOu could check compatibility athttp://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.cgiprovided the vendor is willing to
> give you the lspci output.
> the rest (IPMI), I've not a clue about. ymmv.
Thanks for the feedback ... is Etch stable enough for production
servers yet? Is it easy to upgrade once the stable release comes out?