FreeBSD on Cisco IDS 4235
peterpub2 at aboutsupport.com
Sat Dec 6 10:45:14 PST 2008
I have fixed the problem myself. If anyone ever experience this problem
the solution is:
Replace cisco BIOS with Dell BIOS for Poweredge 1650, revision 32. Then
FreeBSD 7 install like charm.
Link to DELL's site:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 on Cisco IDS 4235(pentium III 1.2
> Ghz, 1 GB ram, the device seems quite simialr to Dell PowerEdge 1750
> Server). However BTX loader dies with this message(see screenshot here:
> I tried with both ACPI and Safe mode but still no luck.
> Other operating systems I tried:
> Debian - installs just fine
> FreeBSD 6.3 - installs just fine
> NetBSD 4 - installs just fine
> FreeBSD 7.1 FAILS, even at earlier stage than 7.0, on loader stage.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
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