FreeBSD 5.x problems with new dell server

Jason Lieurance jason at
Sat Jun 4 01:55:31 GMT 2005


I bought a new dell poweredge1425sc server. It's has dual 2.8 xeon's 
with HT, 1 Gb ram, Seagate u320 73GB HD, Adaptec u320 scsi controller, 
its all new stuff. FreeBSD 5.3 and 5.4 install fine but then its 
trouble. It'll be running fine and I'll be doing whatever and then 
intermeantly it will kick out a bunch of junk(forgive me I didn't write 
it down) about scsi channel A timing out. After all that comes up in 
white, it'll go back to normal. Then a couple minutes later it repeats 
it self and so on. Now, I know the hardware is ok because I checked it 
and it came wired from the factory but most importantly, Debian 
Linux(sarge) works fine on it and whats installed now(2 weeks, no 
problems). I tried disabling HT support on both 5.3 and 5.4 but this 
doesn't help ( I didn't figure it would but I read something about bad 
things with HT and BSD 5.x). I would really like to get FreeBSD 5.x on 
there somehow cause I love BSD but for now I guess I'll settle for 
debian unless someone can uncover the mystery.


-- Jason

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