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Re: FC4 with AMD Dual Core 2210 Processor?



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dbau 93sunwheels com wrote:
> dbau 93sunwheels com wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> This is my first post, please be kind...
>>>>
>>>> In the past I've installed a few SMTP gateways based on Fedora 4, mostly
>>>> on older machines, Pentium IIIs and Pentium IVs, and one older AMD
>>>> system.
>>>> Never really had any issues.
>>>>
>>>> A few days ago our SMTP gateway at work (running FC4, Postfix,
>>>> Spamassassin etc.) decided to quit - hardware issues. Management is
>>>> eager
>>>> to buy a completely new system, because the amount of spam has increased
>>>> drastically (no surprise there).
>>>>
>>>> There's talk of buying a computer with an AMD Dual Core 2210 Processor,
>>>> 1.8GHz Opteron, 1Ghz HyperTransport. The system comes with two SATA
>>>> drives
>>>> for a RAID 1 configuration, and an on-board dual gigabit network
>>>> adapter.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone foresee any issues in regards to installing FC4 on a system
>>>> like this? I've never configured a RAID array on FC4, and I haven't used
>>>> SATA drives before. I am also a bit worried about the dual NIC, because
>>>> I
>>>> haven't done any load balancing on a linux box so far, only on a *cough*
>>>> Windows based system.
>>>>
> Let me be the first to ask. Why install an OS that's no longer
> supported?  Why not start with FC6 or, if you can push it until the end
> of April, start with FC7?
> 
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> I guess the only reason is "tried and true". The SMTP gateway setup I'm
> usually using is extensively tested on FC4 and it's proven to be extremely
> reliable. I am just trying to avoid hours and hours of potential
> tinkering.

> But, if that's what it takes to get Fedora up and running on this new
> system , then I am more than willing to use FC6/7.


I had problems with FC4 on a SATA system (though not one nearly as nifty
as your proposed system).  SATA worked much better with FC5, so I'd say
go for FC6.


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