FreeBSD on IBM X3550 M3

Gót András andrej at
Tue Oct 18 07:03:07 UTC 2011

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:39:50 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> 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>
>> >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.
> It's more likely that it provides the interrupt hook to getting a 
> controller to boot from one of its underlying drives.  I guess 
> there's
> only one way to find out...  ;-)

The M5014 RAID is also UEFI aware and of course I only made the initial 
disk group and volume group config on it. :)
Yes, the moment of truth will come this evening. I hope I'll be able 
got FreeBSD working on the machine and I don't have to go on with Linux.

For the record. I also found something about someone couldn't even boot 
Windows Server install CD on this machine and he had to update to 
firmware. There's also something about OpenBSD that went with a clean 
install, but after the it freezes randomly.


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