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RE: RHEL 4 or 5 AS 64Bit OS



Thanks Steve,

Do you know if the memory issue was resolved with any of the updates to
RHEL4?  Which update of RHEL 4 were you using for the initial
installation?

Thanks
Vince 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Steve Clark
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:31 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: RE: RHEL 4 or 5 AS 64Bit OS
> 
> We run RHEL 4 64bit on the Dell 2950's with 16GB of memory 
> (2x Woodcrest 2.66Ghz).  Works well with no problems.  The 
> only issue we ran into is that the OS will not load with all 
> 16GB of memory installed in the box.  The install will hang 
> up on installing /loader.  The work around is that you will 
> need to remove a few sticks of the memory out of the server 
> for the install, and then put the memory back in afterwards. 
> This only happens on the 2950 model, the 2850/6850/6950 
> models do not have this issue.
> 
> If your application supports 64bit, I would recommend 
> installing the 64bit RHEL, especially since you have 16GB of 
> memory. I have heard of a few issues with running RHEL 32bit 
> on systems with 16GB of more of memory.  Again we have had no 
> problems with our 64bit clusters running on 2950's.
> 
> -=Steve
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Esquivel, Vicente
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:12 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: RHEL 4 or 5 AS 64Bit OS
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> 
> Is anyone running 64bit RHEL 4 or 5 AS on an intel based Dell 
> Power Edge 2950 with 2x(dual core) Xeon Woodcrest processors 
> with 16GB of RAM, since this is not true 64bit hardware but 
> rather it is 32bit with 64bit extensions.  Dell claims that 
> it supports 64bit RHEL on this hardware.
> 
>   Can anyone tell me if there are having problems doing this 
> or if there would be anything I should take into 
> consideration when trying to decide to run 32bit RHEL or 
> 64bit RHEL.  The application I will running on this server 
> supports both 32 or 64 bit.
> 
> Vince
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