I'm getting ready to install the Server edition of RH9 so I can host my website, FTP site, sendmail, and anything else I can think of. The problem is I'm new to Linux and what little I know seems to be bogging me down on the planning stage. I guess I can give it a shot, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to hit complications because I've tried something similar before... but before I get any further, I'll lay it out so you can decide.
I have a BP6 with dualie 500Mhz Celery chips and 384MB's of RAM. I have an old skool IBM Deskstar HD that has 6Gig's of space. I have a new OEM Western Digital drive sporting 160GB's of space. I'd obviously like to use the WD drive, but I'd also like to use HPT366 Ultra ATA/66 channel so I can get the performance I'm looking for in a server... can I just plug it in and see if the RH CD will recognize it? Don't I need the drivers? Last I looked, the RH CD didn't work the same way as Windows does and ask for the appropriate SCSI/ATA drivers... or do I have to do an install first on my 6Gig drive and then add on the 160Gig?
PS --Hyperspace, that Q6 VTT ($2) Fix works great. My bp6 couldn't be happier... well maybe it could... an upgrade of memory!