Can FreeBSD be installed on DellPowerEdge2800 ?
amason at rackspace.com
Wed Mar 2 14:23:54 GMT 2005
Yeah, I cam across that on some mailing list archives, but saw some
additional references that this can cause issues with the amr driver.
Have you experienced any instability issues with the amr driver and PAE
enabled? If not, then I'll give this a shot on one of our lab boxes for
testing. Thanks for the suggestion, BTW.
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Vinny Abello wrote:
> FYI, the architecture of the 2850 (assuming it is similar to your 2800)
> requires that you enable PAE support in your kernel of whatever OS you
> run to address the full 4GB of RAM. This is due in some part because of
> the memory mapping that was done for the PCI express bus and/or onboard
> Perc controller (per Dell tech support). We've run into this with all of
> our 2850's with various OS's and enabling PAE (per Dell's advice) fixes it.
> At 05:50 PM 3/1/2005, Art Mason wrote:
>> Indeed, just installed on a customer's server last night, and I build
>> SMP support into the GENERIC kernel this morning. Only issues I
>> encountered has to do w/ recognizing the full 4GB of RAM, but this
>> apparently has some compatibility issues w/ the amr driver.
>> As per Holger's comments about disabling USB in BIOS, this is a good
>> suggestion, since the DRAC apparently causes some IRQ issues w/ the
>> PS/2 keyboard controller, or something along those lines. Regardless,
>> these 2850 boxes are stupid fast, and I'm looking forward to
>> benchmarking 5.3 on them.
>> Art Mason
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>> Kipp Holger wrote:
>>> On Tue 01.03.2005 17:49, lhmwzy wrote:
>>> Please reply to hk at alogis dot com. This is not my native
>>>> Subject: Can FreeBSD be installed on DellPowerEdge2800 ?
>>>> Anybody did this?
>>>> Any help is appreciateed?
>>> Boot from FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-CD and install. No problems
>>> so far. You might want to disable USB within BIOS, though,
>>> because they seem to be shared with other critical devices
>>> (nics and raidcontroller). But I don't use USB anyway.
>>> Then you might want to upgrade to 5-STABLE.
>>> This is on Dell PowerEdge 2800 with 2GB ECC RAM,
>>> 4 x 36GB SCSI and amrd-Controller (PERC-4-something).
>>> Binary copy of SAP 4.6C and Oracle 8 (from a working
>>> installation on FreeBSD 4.x) works nearly without changes
>>> (using emulators/linux_base-suse-9.1 and one additional
>>> rpm (some compatibility-thing)).
>>> Holger Kipp
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