FreeBSD on IBM X3550 M3

Gót András andrej at
Tue Oct 18 05:15:28 UTC 2011

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:16:54 -0700, Xin LI wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Gót András <andrej at> 
> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I'd like to install FreeBSD onto az IBM X3550 M3 which looks like 
>> UEFI only.
>> Is it possible to have FreeBSD amd64 get working on it or should I 
>> forget
>> it? :(
> Will it do traditional MBR boot by any chance?  As a last resort
> workaround, it might be possible to take its hard drive to another
> system and install grub which will boot FreeBSD but supports EFI.
> (We should implement EFI on amd64 by the way).
> Cheers,

Take the hard drive out is not really an option because of the M5014 HW 
RAID and the SAS backplane. :)

Anyway I found a "Rehook INT 19: disabled" setup option which, I think, 
simply disables legacy BIOS booting. I'll give it a try in the evening.


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