Originally Posted by mphayesuk
I am using Suse 10 at the moment and having difficulties with raid... if I use debian sarge 3.1... will my raid 1 sata drives work... is there a special 64bit release or does it not matter.
Dell officially, only supports RHEL Linux & Windows Server 2003. Both are not free. Finally i choose for Debian 3.1 Sarge. At the beginning of the install give the command "linux26", otherwise it will install kernel 2.4, which will not recognise SATA-drives. I used the RAID 1 configuration as described at URL:
This workes fine for the Dell SC1425 with SATA-drives.
After Falko's "perfect install" for Debian 3.1, i changed my kernel to:
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686-smp, which is fine for my server with dual xeon processors.
According Falko's advise i choose for Debian, because it is very stable.
A GUI is not necessary for me. I also use the ISPConfig-system, which makes a lot of tasks more easy. Another stable version (Red Hat klone) is Centos.
It is more stable than Fedora and better for servers.
I think the free versions like Opensuse and Fedora are ok for the desktop.
For a server choose for stability!