DELL PowerEdge 2850 and FreeBSD 5.4

Danny Cooper freebsd at
Tue May 31 08:51:03 PDT 2005

With the kernel I removed all non-required devices

Firewire, usb all the NIC's except em and removed all RAID and SCSI
controllers to make sure nothing would interfere.

I tried to boot with the AMD64 CD but with no success, the machine just
hangs when it tries to load the CD, still trying to work out a solution to
the problem, but it just seems these DELL 2850 machines are for Windows or


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-stable at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at] On Behalf Of Claus Guttesen
Sent: 31 May 2005 16:15
To: Danny Cooper
Cc: freebsd-stable at
Subject: Re: DELL PowerEdge 2850 and FreeBSD 5.4

> I have installed FreeBSD 5.4 RELEASE and upgraded to -STABLE on a DELL
> PE2850.
> FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #1: Wed May 25 23:43:12 BST 2005
> CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz (3192.22-MHz 686-class CPU)
> real memory  = 5100273664 (4864 MB)
> avail memory = 4189892608 (3995 MB)
> MPTable: <DELL     PE 016D     >
> FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
>  cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
>  cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  6
> amr0: <LSILogic PERC 4e/Di> Firmware 516A, BIOS H418, 256MB RAM
> I have disabled ACPI HTT and enabled PAE to make the whole system memory
> available.
> However the problem I have is the system can crash at any moment, and is
> load related. As the crash info below is when the machine was in an 100%
> idle state.

I have the same hardware as well, running on the i386-port. I have
disabled usb with usbd_enable="NO" in /etc/rc.conf. I have no idea
whether this helps but havent't had an issue with the 2850. Except
with a qlogic-hba and the isp-driver (I suspect) *on* amd64, but *not*
on i386.

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