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Proliant 1850r - Install linux on a compaq proliant.

Saturday, 26 March 2005 10:42

I bought a proliant 1850r to run linux.  I'm tired of single processor systems with single drives.  I want something reliable so I thought I'd purchase a nice server.

Look on ebay for old proliant servers.  These servers are typically mounted on racks in climate controlled data centers.  You can find a proliant like mine for under \$300 which is a good deal for something with dual processors, ECC ram, and a raid array.

Here are some links I used to setup my server:

SmartArray Tools (utils for linux)
Step through Someone else's attempts on a similar proliant
Compaq Servers and Linux
HOWTO install proliant without SmartStart discs

The system is running and working great.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2010 06:59