That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the responses, all! Take care, Mike
> On Monday 16 February 2004 02:04 pm, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> Anyone have any experience installing FreeBSD on a Dell PowerEdge >> server? >> 2500 or any other? I'm looking at having to do so and, having not done >> it >> before, I'm just wondering if there are any gotchas I should be aware of >> or if I have to use their OpenManage CDs or something. >> >> Take care, >> Mike > > The server I have at work is a Dell PowerEdge. I think the specific model > is > 1400SC; but my memory could be faulty. It's on the other side of Texas, > so I > can't see the case right now. > > The server came with a small, bootable dos partition at the beginning of > the > scsi hard drive that has certain utilities. Since I was new to FreeBSD at > the time; I left the dos partition in place. The Dell CD's were put in a > drawer.....somewhere. I've never used them. > > FreeBSD installed easily and has performed flawlessly. I don't remember > what > version I installed back in 2001; but the server has remained on the > STABLE > track via cvsup and 'make world'. The server houses PostgreSQL databases > used for clinical analysis and acts as a SAMBA server for the analysts. > > I've replaced the IDE CDROM with a Sony DVD RW DRU-500A to burn gzipped > pg_dump files to DVD-R. Dealing with the server's screwless case drove me > nuts. The DRU-500A's went on clearance -- good price for excellent > hardware, > if you can still find one. > > My only advice is the same for all computers: Max out the RAM while it's > relatively inexpensive. > > Happy serving, > > Andrew Gould > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"