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    Linux 64 bit hardware compatibility, help please.


    Hello,
    I'm not real familiar with Linux (will change soon) and I need to know if 64 bit Linux will run on a specific set of hardware. The specs are below.

    Dell Poweredge 2600
    Two Intel Xeon 3.06 GHZ CPU's
    4 GB system memory (DDR PC2100)
    Four 73 GB, 10K, U160, 80 pin SCSI drives
    Two gigabit ethernet ports (One built in and one PCI card)
    Perc 4/Di RAID controller

    Thanks for your help.

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    64 bit linux is quite well developed (apart from a few quirks with Flash, amongst other things), so I don't think you should have any problems. I dunno about that RAID controller though....

    Booting up a 64 bit liveCD should tell you quite a bit about what works and what doesn't before you try installing.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Yep, I've been running 64-bit for several months now and have never looked back.

    I recommend backing up your Windows stuff, installing 64-bit Linux, and then if you don't like it restore Windows.

    Have fun with it.
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    Our dell 2650's are not 64 bit compatible, I do not believe yours is either, I looked at dell documentation and documentation on that chipset and I have seen nothing suggesting 64 bit computing

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