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    32 bit cluster ???


    Hello all,

    Im new, as well as new to the wonderful world of linux, Im currently running ubuntu 10.4 and xubuntu 10.4 on 3 drives /w/ 1 as a shred swap space.

    I may have come upon some odd 6 windows xp computers and ive been thinking of making a cluster.

    a few questions first; will i be able to use them as a server as well?

    will i need a netowrk switch?

    whats the best server software to use? i need an easy program (first time like i said)
    ive looked into red hat, however i cant afford to pay for software, id like to keep things legit and free from provider.

    also, i believe they are 32 bit base.... can i convert them to 64 bit??? little confused on that whole subject.....
    thanks!!!

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    Hello and Welcome,
    I'd suggest that you check out CentOS.
    www.centos.org - The Community ENTerprise Operating System
    It comes in 32 or 64 bit, normally if you use a 32 bit OS, you want to use 32 Bit software and not 64 bit, no conversion needed.
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    currently installing!
    ....do i have to type "y" for every option during install?

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    It depends on your system and what the questions are. Most of the time, the defaults are very safe.
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    how do i install? apparently it is booting from disk only....

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    i googled and found this page( same page u sent me) , however when i locate and choose a mirror, it gives me tons of isolinks. what one for install do i choose? netinstall.iso??

    thanks for your help!

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    Probably this one: CentOS-5.5-i386-bin-DVD.iso, it's the DVD version for full installs.
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    hummm i think i already made a cd of that one, ill try it. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinem View Post
    Hello all,

    Im new, as well as new to the wonderful world of linux, Im currently running ubuntu 10.4 and xubuntu 10.4 on 3 drives /w/ 1 as a shred swap space.

    I may have come upon some odd 6 windows xp computers and ive been thinking of making a cluster.

    a few questions first; will i be able to use them as a server as well?

    will i need a netowrk switch?

    whats the best server software to use? i need an easy program (first time like i said)
    ive looked into red hat, however i cant afford to pay for software, id like to keep things legit and free from provider.

    also, i believe they are 32 bit base.... can i convert them to 64 bit??? little confused on that whole subject.....
    thanks!!!
    Welcome to Linux World !!

    however i cant afford to pay for software,
    That's why we have open source ! For Clustering software checkout
    DRBD:What is DRBD
    Gluster: Open Source Clustered Storage | Easy Scale-Out File System.

    disclosure : I work with gluster
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