Gall dang it.
‘ketch’ will be the new application server at our colo facility. I’vebeen slowly piecing it together and installing pieces on it.
Tonight I sat down to load Debian etch. Lo, it kept coming up with:
Your cpu does not support long mode
Turns out these are older Xeons, and are in fact not 64 bit. They’re also configured for hyperthreading, which I”m also hearing I should turn off.
Still, a pair of 2gig CPU’s will be a vast improvement over what we had, just not quite as shiny as I had hoped.
RAID1 configuration is continuing now. Debian’s RAID setup can be a little convoluted to set up on install, but I managed to wiggle my way through it.
Oh, a hint if you ever do this? Remember to leave a little space on your raid volumes for swap space. 2 40 gig drives mirrored to make one 40gig volume == no space for swap. Oops.