My first suggestion is to go for CentOS as it is free and almost the same
Also having a 64 bit OS lets you use a bit more of the installed memory
Then if you can simply install CentOS on these machines and have the
network running you should be fine.
I have been running experiments on something identical to what you are
On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:47 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?
Best regards / Met vriendelijke groeten,