FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 2500
Steven N. Fettig
freebsd at stevenfettig.com
Mon Feb 16 13:15:04 PST 2004
moliveri at uti.com 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.
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
My 1/2 cent.
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