FreeBSD on IBM X3550 M3
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Tue Oct 18 05:39:53 UTC 2011
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 07:15:26AM +0200, G??t Andr??s wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:16:54 -0700, Xin LI wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM, G??t Andr??s <andrej at antiszoc.hu>
> >>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).
> 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.
It's more likely that it provides the interrupt hook to getting a RAID
controller to boot from one of its underlying drives. I guess there's
only one way to find out... ;-)
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