From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Thu 02 May 2002 - 15:52:29 IST
Quoting Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org):
> I installed Debian on very similar boxes to these (I assume it's a
> PowerEdge 2550, given the PERC3/Di) with no trouble - however I needed
> to install additional drivers for the PERC (it's on Dell's site, and
> it's in the stock Linux kernel from 2.4.8 or thereabouts).
This would have installed directly:
Debian woody/3.0 unofficial mini-CD (180MB) i386 images with 2.4.17
kernel, ReiserFS, ext3fs, and about 280 packages (Ho-seok Lee):
At the first screen, hit F3 to see (Joliet-extensions) boot flavours,
and select "bf24" (boot flavour for 2.4 kernel).
The PowerEdge 2550 is a pretty nice little machine. If memory serves,
the PERC3 is a relabelled Adaptec AIC-7xxx integrated into the
motherboard (AIC-7899?). In any event, pretty much any modern
distribution should install onto it without difficulty.
-- Cheers, "Azathoth need not be present to win." Rick Moen -- Charles O. Baucum, Jr. rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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