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    Fedora Server Install

    I am re-installing the OS on my server. It is a 300mhz machine. I think the ide on it is bad. So I am planning to move the hd to its previous box. It will be running at half that speed. Can I run Fedora Server install no x on it. Or am is it going to be too slow. Should I stick to Debian. Just interested in how Fedora works as a server distro.

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    Re:Fedora Server Install

    I would say stick to kernel 2.4.x and you should be fine. I would stick with RH9 for such old hardware.

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    I don't think Fedora is going to be any difference if you have no X on it. Most of the heavy stuff comes with being X loaded and GUI stuff. So my guess is that it would be okay.

    Depending on what you need, it might be a little slow to run anything useful but then again my gateway/webserver/firewall box is P233 with 128 MB of RAM. Runs smooth. The last reboot was when I move my box from my office room to my garage and it had 284 days on it. That is on Debian.

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    Re:Fedora Server Install

    One thing you definitely want to do is recompile kernel though.

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    Re:Fedora Server Install

    Fedora is based on 2.6, which is only good on newer hardware. Older hardware is much more reliable on the 2.4 tree.

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    I run 2.6.7 on P233 and didn't seem to notice a slowdown or anything. YMMV.

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    Re:Fedora Server Install

    A few benches I found:

    Apache and Mysql

    Postgresql (albeit a bit old)

    Povray's archive. I reccomend looking at single CPU entries. The multi ones are mainly clusters and get out of the scope of gmoreno's situation.

    Plus, since he is talking Red Hat, all of their 2.4 kernels have had all of the good shit from 2.6 backported so that all of the streamlines that 2.4 has are mixed with goodies from 2.6. My major point was that 2.4 is more stable and streamlined than 2.6. 2.6 is fine for the desktop and finally becoming stable enough for the server side with 2.6.11's release.

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