FreeBSD using Dell systems

Ken Stevenson ken at
Thu Jan 26 12:22:50 PST 2006

On Thursday 26 January 2006 02:38 pm, Bob Johnson wrote:
> 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.
Windows 2000 Professional runs fine on PowerEdge 2650's. I'm not sure about 

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