Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: cheap Dell servers for next 4 days

Posted by Connie Hentosh on
My husband works for Dell in the Linux group.  After I asked about this deal he said it was a nice machine, and as far as he knows is cheaper than the desktops they sell with the current $100 discount.

Only caution is that the machine uses the ServerWorks CSB6 which has 3 IDE channels.  Not all the patches for the CSB6 latest revision are in Red Hat Linux so you won't see your third channel in the /proc filesystem and you won't be able to turn DMA on the 3rd channel (It works fine, but not in DMA.. the other two channels work with DMA). The CD-ROM is cabled to that channel.

The errata after the next release of Red Hat should contain the patches for the CSB6 to allow DMA on the 3rd channel.