FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 2500
mathias at haas.se
Mon Feb 16 16:20:44 PST 2004
I've installed it on a 2550, no problem what so ever.
moliveri at uti.com wrote:
>That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the responses, all!
>>On Monday 16 February 2004 02:04 pm, moliveri at uti.com wrote:
>>>Anyone have any experience installing FreeBSD on a Dell PowerEdge
>>>2500 or any other? I'm looking at having to do so and, having not done
>>>before, I'm just wondering if there are any gotchas I should be aware of
>>>or if I have to use their OpenManage CDs or something.
>>The server I have at work is a Dell PowerEdge. I think the specific model
>>1400SC; but my memory could be faulty. It's on the other side of Texas,
>>can't see the case right now.
>>The server came with a small, bootable dos partition at the beginning of
>>scsi hard drive that has certain utilities. Since I was new to FreeBSD at
>>the time; I left the dos partition in place. The Dell CD's were put in a
>>drawer.....somewhere. I've never used them.
>>FreeBSD installed easily and has performed flawlessly. I don't remember
>>version I installed back in 2001; but the server has remained on the
>>track via cvsup and 'make world'. The server houses PostgreSQL databases
>>used for clinical analysis and acts as a SAMBA server for the analysts.
>>I've replaced the IDE CDROM with a Sony DVD RW DRU-500A to burn gzipped
>>pg_dump files to DVD-R. Dealing with the server's screwless case drove me
>>nuts. The DRU-500A's went on clearance -- good price for excellent
>>if you can still find one.
>>My only advice is the same for all computers: Max out the RAM while it's
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