Originally posted by: matthar
A little bit worrying posting on Christmas day but I am at my wits end!
I have build an Opteron 150 based system with Tyan MB (Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866) 2x SATA drives in mirror RAID. this is due to be a database server for a dental practice. The software is Windows only (although I am trying to get it to work on linux with wine). Here is the problem. The system runs linux fine (All flavours) I am writing from it now. but try and install windows XP. half the time it wont complete the installation and when it does you can run a couple o winows then various parts of windows crashes (usually the "Start" button and sidebar options in explorer.) no complete system crash but the only way you can shutdown is to use the reset button. then you can't start windows again. it crashes on start up. Is it a processor fault or do you think I have a duff copy of windows.? how can I find out if the processor is fully healthy? /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />
Why are you going to Linux for a dentist's office? If would be easier for them to get software in Windows. If you need Wine to run his app, stay with Windows. I do support for a few dentist offices. All their software is Windows. I would do a repair install on Windows and not install Linux. It is not that expensive to maintain Windows compared to the downtime fixing Linux. Also, future software upgrades may not run in Wine causing other issues.
I was able to install both Windows 2K Pro SP4 and XP Pro SP2 along with Redhat FC4 AMD64. You need a 100 MB FAT parititon for all the loader files to see. Use Grub loader only. Install Windows first.
I would still not do it. Stick with Windows.
Tyan Thunder K8WE
Dual AMD 280 Opterons
8GB NUMA enabled DDR333 2.5-3-3-7 RAM
PCI-X SCSI RAID