This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

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This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby vach0ni » 2011/01/05 18:44:05

Hello my friends,
i am new here and i want your help to select good perfomance for my PC.
I will buy PC and i must installed Centos, but i dont know what performance to buy!

Now I have stopped these:

ASUS P5G41T-M LX / G41 / LGA775
C2 QUAD Q8300 2.5ghz
4GB DDR3
1000GB SEAGATE 7200 / SATA2 / 32MB

Will have some problems with installing of CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?


Thanks

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This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby gerald_clark » 2011/01/05 18:51:19

Welcome to CentOS.
New users should read
http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/vie ... p?forum=47

Neither 4.7 nor 5.3 are current supported versions.
You want 4.8 or 5.5.
5.5 is more likely to support newer hardware.

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Re: This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby pschaff » 2011/01/05 18:59:12

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Reading FAQ & Readme First is recommended for new users.

You should not install either of those obsolete/unsupported releases. Current releases are 4.8 and 5.5. I would not install 4.x on any new hardware without a good reason to do so. CentOS 6 is expected shortly and would probably be the best choice for both longevity and to support newer hardware. In any case, with >3.5 GB of RAM you probably want x86_64 rather than i386, or if you want 32-bit you will need a PAE kernel.

Edit: I see Gerald jumped in while I was being interrupted by my management. Looks like we agree.

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Re: This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby vach0ni » 2011/01/05 19:05:51

Thanks for all information, but just i want to know my Motherboard and my Harddisk are compatible with centos or will have problems with installation ?


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Re: This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby pschaff » 2011/01/05 19:10:47

A forum search turns up only this unresolved thread indicating that it should work at least partially. Hard disks are generally not an issue, except for possible performance problems if not configured correctly. As you did not list an exact model it is not possible to guess if it is something like an Advanced Format Disk (AFD) requiring special handling of the partitioning for 4k sectors.

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Re: This computer can support CentOs 4.7 or 5.3?

Postby vach0ni » 2011/01/05 20:00:02

Ahammm...and what is the best model of motherboard to work good with centos