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I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950. How do I set it up to be a normal computer? When I try to install ubuntu it does not see any of the harddrives. I read somewhere that I have to set up RAID before I can install an OS. Is this a must? Is it possible to set this machine up as a normal desktop?

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Yes, it is possible. Enter into BIOS, reset all settings to default and reboot. The RAID setup prompt should pop up for you upon first boot.

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If it's anything like the 2500 you can press Ctrl-A at the boot BIOS screen when indicated to configure arrays. – LawrenceC Sep 12 '12 at 21:10

It can be setup as a normal desktop, but why would you want to? It is going to be like having a hairdryer running next to your desk. You could easily build a computer for cheap that will outperform the 2950's.

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