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A large UK university - we're not naming names - is livid because of an Intel erratum which is preventing it from rolling out 1U headless servers running RedHat Linux, which it wanted to adminster remotely.

But a problem at Emission Boulevard, Intel's HQ, means that the boffins at the uni, rather than install commodity x86 boxes, may be forced to go with the opposition because of an erratumnotbug in the pipeline.

A system administrator at the university told The Register: "1U boxes are very much in fashion and Intel launched the ISP 1100 which looked ideal." There is information about this box at this URL.

However, he said, while an Intel URL shows RedHat 6.1 support for this box, and there was even a "nice installation guide" in PDF form at a URL which has now mysteriously disappeared from Emission Boulevard's Web site, he decided to check Intel's errata pages before pressing ahead with the purchase.

Just as well. Because when he checked out this URL, he discovered that errata three says: "Remote installation of RedHat Linux not supported."

"Given this has not been updated for a few months, our hopes are not high," he added. ®

  • It's a while since we brought you an Intel erratumnotbug story so it's worth explaining this term to our new readers. Intel prefers The Register to use the term errata to describe problems it experiences with its silicon and whatever. We prefer the use of the term erratum, because, perhaps rather optimistically, we don't expect more than one to happen at any one time. You can find out why we describe this as erratumnotbug by referring to this Register Ancien Web Page.

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