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Old 05-24-04, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default about to buy nForce3 250Gb

I want to run Linux - I am used to RH9, and have it on CD already, but I am wondering which distro is best to use on an nForce3 250Gb.

I will be running it as a server with little - hopefully *no* - graphics; pure disk<->network server.

I live in Beijing, and there are not yet any 250Gb motherboards available. Is one better than another from the support point of view - ie does one manufacturer support Linux better than another?

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 05-28-04, 12:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: about to buy nForce3 250Gb

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I want to run Linux - I am used to RH9, and have it on CD already, but I am wondering which distro is best to use on an nForce3 250Gb.

I will be running it as a server with little - hopefully *no* - graphics; pure disk<->network server.

I live in Beijing, and there are not yet any 250Gb motherboards available. Is one better than another from the support point of view - ie does one manufacturer support Linux better than another?

Thanks for any advice.

Max.
Does anyone have Linux running on a 250Gb yet?

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Old 05-28-04, 01:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: about to buy nForce3 250Gb

didn't know there were complications with linux+250gb.

this really comes down to personal taste, but personally i would put gentoo on it. i feel gentoo is much more efficiant, and is as close to bloat-free as you can get (if it becomes bloated, it's your own fault). redhat/mandrake i feel have always been highly desktop oriented operating systems... for a server; i personally wouldn't get rh or mdk near it, heh.

my close second for servers is slackware. slackware is a sexy distro, and if all you want is cmd line, it will have no problems with that. slackware is one of the most "unix-like" distro there is. in other words, it's bare bones, heh.

that's about all i can say about the issue though, really it all comes down to a personal preference... you may feel better using a different distribution, which may be good. the main reason why i try not to encourage using "bloated" distros for a server alone is because it will take a lot of hard drive space, and the more software you have, the higher chance you are suseptable to security flaws in the programs.

anyway, good luck.
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