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Linux drivers for Dell Poweredge 2650

I have installed an Linux based Appliance (Asterisk). I believe the OS is CentOS. I purchased this machine on ebay. I am in need of Linux drievrs. Can you help.

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Try a search for Linux OR try www.downloads.com.. you will need to set up an account but the account is FREE and no recurring charges You might even try www.redhat.com that is Linux site and should be able to find your version there if it exists.. try the PLATFORMS link

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I need to boot from USB device in a Dell Power Edge 2650 server


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How to install hyper v on dell 2650. Can Windows 2008 with hyper v be installed on a Dell 2650?


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My Dell poweredge 600SC has a Dell CERC ATA 100/4 Ch Raid controller that is emitting a continuous shrilling tone. Bad card or bad drive?


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I'm assuming by now you've resolved this but if not it could be either the drive went bad OR due to a raid card driver issue the controller card thinks the drive is failed. I have three of the 600SC machines in my test lab and have experience the following issues.

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I have a number of clients that are using both Dell 600SC and 400SC PowerEdge servers and have spent an inordinate amount of time learning to deal with these PITA controllers.

Anyone who like to share more regarding these can contact me at Shaferconsulting.com

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Here are the bad news parts:

1. Your data is at risk. Make sure you do a good backup before trying this.

2. It is far more likely that your performance problems come from disk access or memory than the actual processor. If this is the case, then you probably won't be helping yourself with the migration. If you haven't already done so, analyze what is causing your performance bottleneck to make sure you are going in the right direction.

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I'm having some trouble with a dell poweredge 2650 I bought off eBay.


You are not too clear, however I'll take a guess ..

1) Booting from CD ... older CD drives fitted to PE26xx range do not recognize Windows 2003 bootable install CD's .. the TS-L462C (a laptop drive) should be compatible with the PE 2650 (I know it works in my 2600)

2) Installing the Operating System onto the PERC SCSI Array drives .. a total pain .. with older OS (Windows 2000) you can use the 4 x floppy disk set to install and hit (F6 ? as I recall) to tell it to 'load a 3rd party driver' ... get the PERC drivers from the Dell site.

Alternative = toss the useless Tape Drive and install a set of SATA drives in the same space (a 3 drive Hot Swap caddy eclosure will fit = Icy Box or StarTech) .. you will need a PCI RAID card (such as Si3124) since the M'Bd has nothing but a combined floppy/TapeDrive IDE interfafce.

3) Finally, be aware that this is a SERVER level box .. spare parts & Dell 'official' upgrades are going to cost you an arm & a leg = and don't even ask what the special 'ECC parity' Memory sticks cost :-)


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