[clug-talk] Server install v1.
gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Oct 6 14:35:07 PDT 2005
On Thursday 06 October 2005 14:03, Shawn wrote:
> If you are planning this for a server, you should consider stability as one
> of your primary factors. Going with Breezee preview would not fit this
> requirement, as there will be changes in the final release. I've also
> heard that Breezee preview does have some issues that are getting worked
> out before the final release. (consider that hearsay though - I'm not sure
> what the issues were and can't remember the source of the comment).
I am runnning a breezy preview right now. For the most part it is quite
stable, having said that I am not so sure I would deploy it into production.
> So, I would favor a distro that's slightly older over one that is still in
> beta. If you REALLY want stability for a server, you could take a look at
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or SuSe Linux Enterprise Server. These are both
> targeted at servers. The downside is that they tend to be a generation or
> two older - but that's not too big a deal when it comes to servers.
Debian Stable is tough to beat. Plus you can download it easily. Since the
hardware is new it might be a good idea to stick to a distro where compiling
your own kernel is considered to be a good thing (or having someone build a
kernel for you). Red Hat and SuSe this is not.
Also, if the hardware is 64bit, I would recommend sticking with a 32 bit
distro for the time being.
> I'm not sure what would be needed to get your NIC and sound running (do you
> need sound on a server?) with Kubuntu (well, through their methods at
> least). But, adding hardware, or tweaking settings after the install is
> pretty common. I wouldn't be surprised if it's as simple as opening the
> KDE control panel (or the equivalent if you choose a gnome interface),
> select the NIC and assign the IP data to it. It's the part where the NIC
> gets detected that can be a little troublesome...
I am looking through the new KDE system settings, and there is an applet there
for network settings, looks pretty straight forward.
Hardware detection is mostly up to the kernel. I would be interested to see
the output from lspci to see what NIC and sound card is on board.
For installing a new NIC, 3coms, intels (pro100, pro1000) are supported by
just about every distro since there is support in the vanilla kernel (ie.
does not require 3rd party patches)
Hope this helps
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