Cobalt RAQ 4 (Erase all/Install RH 7.3 + Plesk) Doable?
I have a colleague that has few Cobalt RAQs and he liked my
SuperServer Micro and wanted to wipe out the RAQs install RedHat
bare with Plesk control panel.
In the past I own a Cobalt RAQ 4 as well. I only had it for
3 months. I was very much involved in reading the mailing list;
monitoring this forum for updates, security issues, how-to and
such. I noticed that it's very limited on what you can do/install
and tweak it without breaking the GUI.
I read that the RAQ's hardware is made to only work with their
software, not sure if anyone attempted an install of a different
O/S and Plesk. Plesk do offer a control panel for the Cobalt RAQs.
Although you would have two control panels.
I personally dislike the fact that the Cobalt uses PKGs and
sometimes security issues arise from that. On RH you can always
update anything you want without breaking the GUI. I even updated
my kernel 3 times.
In regards to installing the ISO image I haven't done it but
the manual said that it has to be done via Network cable from
another computer's CD-Rom. In RedHat 7.x I can install the
OS from various sources, from ftp, local LAN and even web.
There's got to be a way to at least have the GUI installed,
than disable it, by firewall or install additional program
to support install of RPM than follow through with new OpenSSH,
Apache, qMail, PHP and the rest.
Any suggestions. I have few days to figure this out and
wanted to get my notes and to-dos down.