[CentOS] HW issue during instalaltion

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Tue Nov 18 15:22:31 UTC 2008


Phil Schaffner schrieb:
> Philip Manuel wrote:
>> We tend to use CentOS for our desktops as well, hence the request to
>> this mailing list.  We do not wish to have Ubuntu installed.
>
> Same here; however, on a similar-but-different Shuttle box I bought
> for my son recently the only Linux I could get to install was the
> Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex beta (release version 8.10 is now out).  Tried
> several other recent Linux versions including CentOS 5, Fedora 9
> (haven't tried 10 pre-release yet), OpenSuse, PClinuxOS, Knoppix, and
> Ubuntu Hardy. None could see the disk.  Windoze XP worked.  :-(
>
> An enterprise Linux should never be expected to support the latest
> hardware.  Maybe CentOS 5.3 or 6 when they hit the e-street???  Until
> then, you may well be stuck with some more bleeding-edge release.

As I said - it's mostly a question of which chipset the kernel knows about.

If you can retrofit a CentOS with a newer vanilla-kernel from kerne.org,
it might work (or not, because you might also need newer "supporting"
packages...). I wouldn't go there, though, if Ubuntu I-I works...


Rainer


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