Re: Debian Hardware Compatibility List
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On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:35 AM, Mayank<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Maybe the question has been asked already and I could find one of the
> posts by Wouter Verhelst where he has mentioned about some kind of installer
> which can be used for Hardware Compatibility Testing. I need to deploy
> Debian for purpose of running a web service based application on JBoss. My
> first worries are about purchase of hardware for this project and I am
> pretty much stuck up as no major vendor except HP is providing support for
> Debian and pushing the idea of installing a unsupported OS to top management
> would not be an easy task as well. Is there any way in which I can be
> assured and hence push my top management to move to Debian despite it not
> being supported by major hardware vendors ? I know that's more of a
> management issue then technical but if there is someway through which I can
> find compatibility of Debian with different servers provided by various
> vendors (primarily HP, Dell and IBM) then it would be really helpful for me
> in decision making. I tried to install Debian 5.0 on a HCL Infinity Global
> Line 2700 series server and the installation went hassle free, however when
> I did lspci -n and tried to verify the compatibility using the web based
> utility provided at http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl I was surprised to see
> several hardware components as not being supported. Can I consider the
> report displayed by http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl as final and dump my idea of
> installation of Debian or will the lack of support for some of the drivers
> won't have much effect on functioning of my system. This is the question
> which is worrying me the most as of now, because I don't want my servers to
> hang up in middle of operations at later stage and it would be really nice
> if someone can help me out on this front.
> Thanking you for your kind concern.
> Today is tommorrow I was so worried about yesterday ...