On 25 Feb 2006, at 13:25, Conor Wynne wrote:
>> On 25 Feb 2006, at 13:03, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>> Just a quick one. I have a server here which has an Intel Xeon
>> 64bit CPU.
>> Originally installed SuSE enterprise 9 on it and it gave me a loveley
>> message at the start of the installation which said "Cool Hardware
>> you are installing a 32bit OS on 64bit hardware".
>>>> Am I right in thinking that the 64bit intels have the AMD 64bit
>> instructions? Therefore If I download ubuntu-5.10-install-
>> amd64.iso it
>> should install fine?
>> They are basically 32-bit processors with 64-bit hair extentions.
> Thats why they can _natively_ run 32-bit code.
> So its perfectly fine to run in either 32 or 64 bit mode.
>> the processors are EM64T, not AMD64. It may or may not work, I
> cannot remember for sure.
> I know that RHEL has AMD64, as well as EM64T & Itanic versions of
> the distro.
>> p.s.: You should be able to download a 64-bit version of SLES9 from
> novell - for free (AFAIK)
Is this going to be SAN attached or not?
If EMC and you plan on using PowerPath, then only go for SP2, as SP3
of SLES9 is not yet certified for PP.
If standalone, then get U3 as it will save you the hassle of driver
disks for your "exotic" array controllers.
The kernel drivers will likely not see any of your LUNs during
installation, suck em and see.
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