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
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?