Brian Chase <networkr0 cfl rr com> wrote:
like you went off and bought a motherboard and now that you've found it
doesn't support a particular version of Redhat, you're completely
willing to change your original plan. Not a good idea.
In all fairness to Debbie, she probably saw some Acer Altos blurb that
"supports Red Hat Linux, supports SuSE Linux", etc. I got caught the same
way - bought a couple of Acer Altos G301 servers for a school, on the
understanding that Red Hat 7.3 and 8.0 were supported (and 9 shouldn't
problem, you'd think) - only to find out that the on-board RAID
was a MegaIDE chipset that only has precompiled binary drivers and only
supports the kernel supplied on the RH 7.3 and 8.0 CD-ROMs. If you
download and use a later official RH kernel, as a bug fix or security
patch, tough - you're out of luck. Acer tech support were less than
- they had shipped a driver and as far as they were concerned, that was
Linux support and if I didn't like it, I knew what I could do. . . .