Results 1 to 4 of 4
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 ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
- 09-23-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
Linux 64 bit hardware compatibility, help please.
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.
- 09-23-2008 #2
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.
Welcome to the forums!Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
AMD 64 X2 4600+ :: 2X1GB DDR2 800 :: GeForce 9400 GT 512MB :: ASUS M2N32 Deluxe :: 4X250GB SATAII
Need instant help? Try us on IRC -- #linuxforums on freenode
- 09-23-2008 #3
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
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.oz
- 09-24-2008 #4
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