On Linux, you can use the MySQL 5.0.x software on Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2 Linux that is offered under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Configure the OES service to use MySQL 5.0.x on OES 2 Linux before setting up clustering for the related MySQL database.
For the Linux version of MySQL, use a procedure similar to the one on NetWare to set up a new cluster resource. Use the Linux commands for MySQL in the load and unload scripts. Use a Linux path on a shared Linux POSIX file system for the MySQL database. As a general reference, see NW 6.5 SP8: Novell MySQL Administration Guide