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Re: Experimental Hadoop Cluster - Linux Windows machines
I've installed CentOS on several different types of old (originally Windows
XP)  Dell desktops for the last 4 years (i.e. desktops as old as 7 years
ago) and so far installing CentOS was as easy as booting from the
installation CD/DVD and doing "next, next, finish".

The only thing that you may run into is that the specific cpu really
doesn't support 64bit.
You'll get an error very early in the installation process.

Niels
On Jun 1, 2013 10:10 PM, "Rody BigData" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> So what is the procedure for installing CentOS on a Windows XP machines (
> want to format XP ) . Is it a complicated procedure? Some kind of drivers
> and issues, is it common to expect ?
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Marco Shaw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> If you're running XP, be aware of the others suggesting 64-bit.  That
>> depends on the exact proc you're running.
>>
>> You sort of need to break this down into first determining how to get
>> Linux on your systems.
>>
>> RHEL is pretty costly for a test, unless you've got that covered.  Go
>> with CentOS for a proof of concept.
>>
>> Get that covered first, then move on to determining how to get Hadoop on
>> them.
>>
>> Marco
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Rody BigData <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I have some old ( not very old - each of 4GB RAM with a decent processor
>>> etc., and working fine till now ) Dell Windows XP machines and want to
>>> convert them to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for a Hadoop cluster for
>>> my experimental purposes.
>>>
>>> Can you give me some suggestions on how to proceed on this plan? My
>>> initial plan is to target 4 to 5 machines.
>>>
>>> Does the hardware on which Windows XP machine is based supports RHEL?
>>>
>>> Are there any other drivers or software should we install before
>>> installing RHEL on this machines?
>>>
>>> How easy/difficult is this, if some one like a Linux Systems
>>> Administrator is involved in this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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