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Old 23rd December 2005, 13:42
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Default How to setup Debian Linux on a Dell server?

I would like to setup Debian Linux on a new server.
My new server is a Dell PowerEdge SC1425, dual Xeon 2.8 GHz. and 2 SATA 250 GB discs
I would like to setup RAID 1 as well.

Can anyone advise me which Debian Linux kernel I can use for this server with dual processors and two SATA drives?
Can anyone explain to me how to setup RAID 1?

Any help could be helpful!
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I would like to setup Debian Linux on a new server.
My new server is a Dell PowerEdge SC1425, dual Xeon 2.8 GHz. and 2 SATA 250 GB discs
I would like to setup RAID 1 as well.

Can anyone advise me which Debian Linux kernel I can use for this server with dual processors and two SATA drives?
Can anyone explain to me how to setup RAID 1?

Any help could be helpful!

You can use dell utility cd's to setup the RAID and you can install kernel version 2.4 for more softwares available and good performance
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Old 15th January 2006, 19:23
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You can use dell utility cd's to setup the RAID and you can install kernel version 2.4 for more softwares available and good performance
Thank you for your reply. I am wondering myself why the 2.4 kernel and not the 2.6? Does the 2.4 or 2.6 kernel support multiple processors (smp) ?
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Old 15th January 2006, 23:32
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Both kernels (2.4 and 2.6) can be compiled for multiprocessor support (smp).
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Both kernels (2.4 and 2.6) can be compiled for multiprocessor support (smp).
Thank you for your answer Till.
Is there an "how to" to compile the kernel for multiprocessor support?
I hope anyone knows this to help me.
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Normally there should be an precompiled SMP kernel available.

do an:

apt-cache search kernel

and you should get a list of the available kernels to install. If you want to compile the kernel anyway, have a look at these howtos:

http://www.howtoforge.com/howto_linu...compile_debian
http://www.howtoforge.com/howto_linu...compile_debian
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And don't forget to have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22
It's for Debian Sarge, the links Till posted are for Debian Woody.
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Old 21st January 2006, 21:43
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And don't forget to have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22
It's for Debian Sarge, the links Till posted are for Debian Woody.
Thank you Till & Falko.
I had a good experience with Debian Sarge on a my (single processor) servers. With the information you gave me i am able to setup my new server with SMP. Thanks a lot!
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Old 23rd January 2006, 16:57
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And don't forget to have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22
It's for Debian Sarge, the links Till posted are for Debian Woody.
I still have a few questions:

I need to recompile a Debian standard 2.6 kernel to another kernel because i use a SMP-server.
I like to to this according Falko's how to.

When i do an "apt-cache search kernel-headers" i get a list with available kernels.

What is recomended to do for my server with Dual Xeon (Intel EM64T) system?

32 bit mode:
kernel-headers-2.6-686-smp - Linux kernel headers 2.6 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP ?

64 bit mode:
kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-em64t-p4-smp - Linux kernel headers for version
2.6.8 on Intel EM64T SMP systems ?

or

kernel-headers-2.6-amd64-k8-smp - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6 on
AMD64 SMP systems ?

Is it worth the going for 64 bit mode or is it not stable enough for a production-server?

Can i expect any trouble with setting up ISPConfig when i use a 64bit kernel?

I hope anyone can give me an advise.

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Can i expect any trouble with setting up ISPConfig when i use a 64bit kernel?
You have to tweak the ISPConfig installer to install on a 64bit linux:

http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286
http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127
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