Installing FreeBSD on HP i2000 BigSur
oliver.fuckner at rebootking.de
Sat Oct 25 08:19:43 PDT 2003
I am trying to install FreeBSD on a HP i2000 BigSur Machine, but this is
not as easy as I thought.
Can anybody tell me how to create a GPT partition layout and an efi
partition using sysinstall ?
Also unpacking the efipart.sys partition from CD did not seem to work.
I installed FreeBSD-CURRENT (iso image created on a i386/5-RELEASE-p10
machine) yesterday by first installing Debian Linux. After installation
I removed the linux partitions, kept the efi partition and the GPT
layout and installed FreeBSD.
Do you have to put a "bootable" flag on the efi- or the BSD-Partition ?
OK, that way I could boot and use FreeBSD.
Installing a new kernel (with SMP-support) also did not work, because
the kernel in the efi-partition still was the old single-CPU-version.
Can anybody help me ?
Some useful information:
HP i2000 Workstation
2* 800MHz CPUs (C-2 stepping)
PAL A/B Version 6623/8830
SAL A/B Version 101/101
EFI Version 1.02[12.40]
Qlogic ISP 12160 PCI SCSI Adapter
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