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From Rody BigData <rodybigd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Experimental Hadoop Cluster - Linux Windows machines
Date Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:10:02 GMT
So what is the procedure for installing CentOS on a Windows XP machines (
want to format XP ) . Is it a complicated procedure? Some kind of drivers
and issues, is it common to expect ?


On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Marco Shaw <marco.shaw@gmail.com> wrote:

> If you're running XP, be aware of the others suggesting 64-bit.  That
> depends on the exact proc you're running.
>
> You sort of need to break this down into first determining how to get
> Linux on your systems.
>
> RHEL is pretty costly for a test, unless you've got that covered.  Go with
> CentOS for a proof of concept.
>
> Get that covered first, then move on to determining how to get Hadoop on
> them.
>
> Marco
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Rody BigData <rodybigdata@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have some old ( not very old - each of 4GB RAM with a decent processor
>> etc., and working fine till now ) Dell Windows XP machines and want to
>> convert them to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for a Hadoop cluster for
>> my experimental purposes.
>>
>> Can you give me some suggestions on how to proceed on this plan? My
>> initial plan is to target 4 to 5 machines.
>>
>> Does the hardware on which Windows XP machine is based supports RHEL?
>>
>> Are there any other drivers or software should we install before
>> installing RHEL on this machines?
>>
>> How easy/difficult is this, if some one like a Linux Systems
>> Administrator is involved in this?
>>
>>
>>
>

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