"Philip M. Gollucci" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Hi,
>
> A company bought 3 of these and had issue installing FreeBSD on them
> (I'm currently off site) saying it hung very early in the boot process
> from CD for 6.2 amd64 and the monitor went blank.  Can anyone here
> comment on their experiences with this ?
>
> I've included some links below too.
>
> http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=bscwek1&s=bsd
> Dual Core 2216 Processor;
>       2X1MB Cache, 2.4GHz Opteron,
>       1Ghz HyperTransport for PowerEdge SC 1435
> Dual Core Opteron 2nd Processor,
>       2x1MB Cache, 2.4GHz
>       1Ghz HyperTransport for PowerEdge SC 1435
> 4GB Memory, 4x1GB, 667MHz, Single Ranked DIMMs
> Broadcom TCP/IP Offload EngineNot Enabled
> Riser with 1 PCIe Slot for PowerEdge SC1435
> 250GB, SATA, 3.5-inch 7.2K RPMHard Drive
> SAS 5IR SAS, PCI-Express Internal RAID Adapter
> On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter, No TOE
> 24X IDE CD-RW/DVD ROM Drive for PowerEdge SC 1435
> Bezel for PESC1435
> 250GB, SATA, 3.5-inch 7.2K RPMHard Drive
> Add-in SATA/SAS controller, 2 Hard Drives, RAID 1, PowerEdge SC1435
> Sliding Rapid/Versa Rails and Cable Management Arm,Universal
>
> http://www.freebsdsystems.com/sata2_rackserver_multicore.php
> Seems to validate the video card an ATI ES1000 16MB is okay.
>
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/htdig/freebsd-hardware/2006-December/004103.html
> seems to say it works in general.

You'll need to look at the specific messages for information,
but trying i386 might give you more information.

The video isn't relevant; any video at all should support
console text fine.
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