FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 2500

Steven N. Fettig freebsd at
Mon Feb 16 13:15:04 PST 2004

moliveri at wrote:

>Anyone have any experience installing FreeBSD on a Dell PowerEdge server?
>2500 or any other? I'm looking at having to do so and, having not done it
>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.
>Take care,
I have two Dell PowerEdge servers (that I bought off eBay - a 2200 and 
2400) that have FreeBSD currently running on them (one of them has been 
up for almost 2 years - minus the one time I had to turn it off to 
move).  I have never had any problems with the install procedure.  I 
have noticed that trying to install 5.2.1 can be quirky on a number of 
machines (I haven't tried it on the Dells because they are "production" 
servers), but not with the 4.5-4.9 series of releases.  (Plus, the 5.2.1 
problems are related to NIC's and some other equip that may be 
considered non-standard.)

My 1/2 cent.
Steve Fettig

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