FreeBSD using Dell systems
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Thu Jan 26 11:38:39 PST 2006
On 1/26/06, Jennifer Gold <jenniferg at cticomtel.com> wrote:
> Would you have any information on using and loading FreeBSD on a Dell
> PowerEdge 2850 or 850?
> Any information would be of great help. Thank you for your time.
I have neither of those, but I've been running FreeBSD 5.4 on a pair
of PowerEdge 1800 systems. It can't access all 4 GB of installed RAM
(it sees 3327 MB). I looked up the reason for that once, but now I
forget what it is (PCI bus mapping, maybe, or PAE, or both?). It is
not specific to Dell, though, and may be solved in 6.0 (speculation).
I tried to set aside a small partition for Windows XP in case I needed
to run some Windows-only management or repair software. It didn't
work. The Windows XP install program bluescreens on these systems. I
believe Dell only supports Windows 2003 Server on them.
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