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Choosing an "appropriate kernel" for a server

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I have a Dell Poweredge 2650 with two Intel Xeon processors, they are Socket 604 (Xeon equivalent to the Pentium 4). When attempting to install the latest version of Ubuntu Server, I get an error that states "Please use a kernel that's appropriate for your CPU." Where can I look to find out the highest kernel version that would be compatible with this server?
post #2 of 6
are you sure you downloaded the correct iso?

I recall both 32 and 64 bit cpus for socket 604 when we had those at work... perhaps you have 32 bit cpus and a 64 bit iso or vice-versa
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I was trying to use a 64 bit distro on purpose, I do believe that the processors are 64 bit compatible since the motherboards can support over four gigabytes of ram. I will try the 32 bit version tomorrow just to make sure though, good idea. Thank you.
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The motherboard supports 64bit CPUs, but the CPUs themselves don't have to be 64bit.

And besides, PAE lets you use more than 4GB RAM on 32bit.
    
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Cool, I have high hopes then haha. Trying to get two of these sold since they've been sitting around gathering dust, figured I would tinker around with the Linux install and learn a little something instead attempting to just sell them without an operating system. Thank you for the help, I'm downloading the 32 bit versions now and will try them out in the morning. Goodnight guys, I appreciate the help.
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Yeah, there are plenty of s604 chips that aren't 64 bit. I had a workstation that had two Xeon SL6VP's in it, and those are 32 bit chips.
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