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New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

Rudy Hadsell
Occasional Advisor

New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

I need to put an email server online. Is there a good Open source OS and email application for the HP DL385 G5?

I apologize in advance, i am a newbie.

--rudy
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

Shalom,

Any flavor of Linux will do it.

http://www.centos.org
Clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
http://www.redhat.com
If you want full support you can purchase.

These forums are a really great place to get support. I can make sendmail jump through hoops and make your morning coffee for you.

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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

hi,

yes there is a lot distributions, that could be used.

debian/slackware/gentoo/ubuntu/centos ....

or what about using BSD like systems

FreeBSD / OpenBSD

mikap
Rudy Hadsell
Occasional Advisor

Re: New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5


thanks guys for the suggestions, i did try the newest centos, but it did not seem to like the load and the smart start disk from hp would not even see the install, still wanted to deploy 2003 or 2008. i read something about a new kernal in centos causing that issue?

Maybe if I stay below the newest code it will work? guess i will try that and next ubuntu.


Like i said, a newbie, but willing to put in the hours trying, just want to make sure i start in the right direction.
Rudy Hadsell
Occasional Advisor

Re: New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

ok, i am not completely dumb, but i feel like an idiot at this point.

i installed ubuntu 8.04, it saw the nic cards, however, after the install completes, it will not ping my gateway address. I configured the IP address info thru the install. I know nothing is wrong with the network, it is something i am doing (or not doing) on this server.

Do i need to do something before the install of ubuntu with the hp smartstart? After? Really confused, i just want a simple server setup.


Help, i am drowning!!

--rudy
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: New Server Woes - HP DL385 G5

hi,

did you checked oficial hp site for linux support ???

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3646114〈=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3646113

there is also debian drivers, so in your case you could install debian on the server, dont use smartstart cd fro the installation,only for raid configuration, and them boot normal cd from debian.

www.debian.org

mikap