will freebsd run on apple intel xserve
joines at okstate.edu
Wed Dec 12 08:30:11 PST 2007
I'm a Linux guy who has inherited some apple xserve boxes.
Surprisingly I've discovered that I really hate os x. For the intel
xserve boxes, Linux isn't an option. The CPUs are amd64 architecture.
The EFI capable Linux bootloader, has had beta support for amd64 since
July. However, the Linux kernel just got support to boot via EFI and
amd64 in a release candidate patch this month. It'll probably be quite
a while before a distribution has an installer with what I need.
At any rate, I've always wanted to try one of the BSDs. Will
FreeBSD install on an apple intel xserve? If not does anyone know if
another BSD or some other open source NIX will work?
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