what specifcation of hardware do you need to run ubuntu server 6.06.2 ?

Asked by Kevin on 2008-04-18

we want to install a Ubuntu Linux Server with the mb Intel entry server board S3200SHV and Intel Xeon 3075 cpu, but we didn't find informations to the compatibility

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello Kevin

From the documentation:

System Requirements

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server Edition supports three (3) major architectures: Intel x86, AMD64, and PowerPC. The table below lists recommended hardware specifications. Depending on your needs, you might manage with less than this. However, most users risk being frustrated if they ignore these suggestions.

Table 2.1. Recommended Minimum Requirements

Install Type: Server

RAM: 64 megabytes

Hard Drive Space: 500 megabytes

166 MHz processor

Hope it helps

Bhavani Shankar.

Kevin (kevin-pinkconnect) said : #2

thank you very much for the advice :)

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

No mention...:) Glad that I could help clear your doubts.. ;-)

Kevin (kevin-pinkconnect) said : #4

not sure as i am new to this but im sure the otehrs can help

Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #5


According to the information Bhavani Shankar has supplied you with, your hardware exceeds the minimum requirements .

Additionally, you'll probably want the 64-bit edition.

Please report back here and indicate if this or Bhavani's response solves your question, or if you require further information.



Kevin (kevin-pinkconnect) said : #6

thank you all for your help

DonBurch (donald-burch) said : #7


You forgot to mention the feature ... "The Server Edition is optimised for i686 processors while the Desktop Edition is optimised for both the i586 and i686" (http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/serveredition/features/kernel).

If someone follows the conventional wisdom of using an older PC as a home server they had better find another linux to do it with; because Ubuntu server simply will not run (as installed from the CD) on an older PC with a i586 class CPU.

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