November 19th 03, 03:05 PM
> I might be wrong... but I have seen posts here for years saying that linux
> does not do EisaSMP, and you wont be able to install it on this system.
> (this includes models up to the Proliant 4500, because they dont have a PCI
> bus. The 1500 is the sole exception as it does have PCI, and once you get
> out of the P5 class machines and get into the PPro systems, then it shouldnt
> be a problem).
You're right, but it does not depend on the EISA bus.
These old Compaqs don't use SMP but some kind of different MP architecture.
The 1500 was the first introducing linux supported SMP.
Linux will be possible to use a single CPU only.
Best choce might be NT3.51, or if you don't like M$ try SCO.
I don't think there is any free OS supporting these systems,
at least none using both CPUs?
> mem=X - [email protected]
> whereX = 40 (because that is how much RAM you have).
> let us know how you fare... you might have a hard time getting a driver for
> IDA disk controller (if that is the controller that you have in the system,
> which if memory serves correctly, you should have. It has a 50pin SCSI like
> connector, that attaches to 2 210M or 2 510M IDE drives. These are
> particular drives, so you wont be able to put any-ole IDE disk on there.
The IDA is said to be supported by the Linux SMART driver,
more difficult to find are matching drives (Conner OEM) or
Got one of these installed with 8 540MB disks in my /XL.
Configured fine, but so far it failed to install NT.
NT uses the cpqarray driver while Win 9x drivers are
contained in the cpq-win95 support pack.
> > Hi, I got a Systempro/XL with 2 50Mhz 486's and I put in 40Mb of RAM,
> > configured it correctly with the compaq setup and ASTRA sees it all, but
> > when it comes to installing Redhat linux it says that i dont have enought
> > system memory.
> > Im trying to install Redhat 7.1
> > my server is as follows:
> > Systempro/XL Series 3050
> > 40Mb RAM
> > AHA 1740 EISA SCSI with 2GbHD,Tapedrive and CDrom attached.
> > any help would be much apreciated
> > TIA
> > Peter Murray
Got two of these /XL machines running Dos and NT 3.51,
as well as two systempro dual 486/33.