Re: Debian IS for the enterprise
At 15:51 26/11/2003, John Goerzen wrote:
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 01:07:23PM +0100, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> > Could you point me at the specific paragraph in either the constitution
> > or the social contract, or in perhaps any other official document by the
> > Debian project as a whole that supports this statement?
> Especially since stable doesn't even install on recent server boxes...
Oh, I guess you must be talking about things like our new rack-mount
PowerEdge 2650 with aacraid built in? A machine that the stable CD
installed with no trouble whatsoever?
Well, i must admit Woody r1 did not install on our new Dell PE2600 SCSI
servers last June because of its newer MegaRaid ( what a pity Dell does not
offer proper support for Debian and only for RedHat! )... nothing a little
kernel upgrade in the boot-floppies and burning another ISO for the first
CD could not overcome ;-)
What are you talking about? Supporting new server hardware is not the
same as supporting the latest graphics card. At *worst*, you can pop in
a new kernel and be good to go.
...except when it would not detect your harddrives and adding an additional
IDE one to install into is not an option :-|
The workaround is the one i described, or at least it worked for me.