That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the responses, all!

Take care,

> 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
> 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

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