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.
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