Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

the distro kunundrum...

Well... so I've boxed myself in... At work I ordered a Dell (I had no 
choice really, the IT guys only buy Dells) to run RHEL for a backup 
system I'm putting together. After way to much time fussing around, I 
finally got the damn thing up and running. I then go to test the network 
and the network performance is very bad. So I mess around, putting in 
different nic cards brands only to find that the problem doesn't go way. 
Next I burn a fedora 11 live CD, fire it up and lo and behold, I get 
close to 100Mbytes/sec data rate over the nic, as what I would expect.

So now I have a choice of wiping off RHEL and putting on fedora or 
somehow getting a newer kernel installed... which in the end breaks the 
model of getting enterprise software for an enterprise application.... 
Putting a home grown not RHEL supported kernel on RHEL basically voids 
the warenty sort to speak....

any words of advice? I'm kind of blowing off steam right now...

Cheers. Steve.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /