[Bioclusters] Re: Linux on Xserve, anyone?

Lee Watkins lwatkins at cidr.jhmi.edu
Fri Aug 24 16:36:10 EDT 2007

Peter Clapham wrote:
> FWIW, I've had a macbook pro running fine under Ubuntu.
> The procedure was pretty straight forward and various useful pointers 
> may be found here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=198453
> Using rEFIt avoided elilo problems.
> All worked well so I can't see any obvious proble using Ubuntu on an 
> Intel based Xserve.

You'd think, but the final word from people who've tried it again and 
again is that Ubuntu/Debian/etc. won't install on Xserve no matter what 
tricks they tried.

I think I'm going to take Canonical up on their offer to certify 
Xserve/Intel for Ubuntu, let them deal with it... either that or wait 
for OS X 10.5 Server (or try the beta like Chris Dagdigian suggested), 
maybe that will suffice for us.


Lee Watkins, Jr.
Director of Bioinformatics
Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR)
Institute of Genetic Medicine
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