[Bioclusters] Linux on Xserve, anyone?

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Tue Aug 7 17:07:00 EDT 2007

will they boot off a usb stick?  you could try putting debian-installer on 
one and give it a go....


> So here's a question to which I can't seem to find an answer:  Has 
> anyone successfully installed any version of Linux on the latest 
> Intel-based quad-core (2 x dual-core "Woodcrest") Xserve boxes from 
> Apple?  I keep hearing/reading that people (somebody, somewhere) have 
> done so but can't track down an actual person who has (our Apple 
> engineer says the same thing - lots of people who know a friend who's 
> done it or heard of somebody who's done it but nobody who can provide 
> details).  Not a MacBook or a Mac Pro, but an Xserve. We have a stack of 
> these and the programmers around here would just as soon stick with the 
> Linux they know and love regardless of how swell OS X is.

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