OT Advice for server reinstalation

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Feb 27 23:14:31 GMT 2006

Mike Jakubik spake the following on 2/27/2006 3:08 PM:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Mike Jakubik spake the following on 2/25/2006 4:15 PM:
>>> Chris Yuzik wrote:
>>>> Nigel kendrick wrote:
>>>>> I'd skip Fedora and put CentOS top of the list - it's a generic
>>>>> recompile of
>>>>> Red Hat Advanced Server - I'm running it on 5 servers.
>>>>> www.centos.org
>>>>> NK
>>>> I second the motion for CentOS. Our new super server that will be
>>>> deployed within the week is running CentOS, and I'm extremely
>>>> impressed.
>>> Even better, dump Linux altogether, and install an OS that works and is
>>> easy to manage, FreeBSD.
>> I have tried a couple times to install FreeBSD to play with it, and keep
>> getting stuck. I guess I need to read another hundred online howto's.
> Where do you get stuck? It takes me 5 min to install FreeBSD, most Linux
> distros take 20 and install crap i don't want/will never use. I don't
> know why you want to read a hundred howto's, there is only one freebsd
> handbook <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/>
> ,which should address any questions for people new to it. The ports are
> easy as pie to install.
I was trying to get it going in VMWare to play with it, and never got it to
boot. Maybe I will try 5.3 again.


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