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Bug#857514: GNU/KFreeBSD on Sun Microsystems X2200 M2 AMD 64bit

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Bug#857514: GNU/KFreeBSD on Sun Microsystems X2200 M2 AMD 64bit

pdb
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i would like to know if i can install GNU/KFreeBSD on my Sun Microsystems X2200 M2 AMD 64 bit Quad Core 2.3 Ghz


that you can see here:


Awaiting for your reply as soon as possible,

greetings,

paolo/paul/paul 


On 12 Mar 2017 6:33 am, "Andreas Beckmann" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Package: freebsd-glue
Version: 0.2.22
Severity: normal
User: [hidden email]
Usertags: piuparts

Hi,

during a test with piuparts I noticed your package ships (or creates)
a broken symlink.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

0m28.1s ERROR: FAIL: Broken symlinks:
  /usr/lib/freebsd/gmake -> ../../bin/make

Is freebsd-glue missing a Depends/Recommends/Suggests: make ?


cheers,

Andreas

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Bug#857514: GNU/KFreeBSD on Sun Microsystems X2200 M2 AMD 64bit

Andreas Beckmann-4
Please don't post unrelated questions to (semi-)random bugs in the BTS.

Look at https://www.debian.org/support to find a better place to post
your question, e.g. the debian-user mailing list (also set as Reply-To).

Andreas

On 2017-03-12 07:00, pdb wrote:
> msg to the list:
>
> i would like to know if i can install GNU/KFreeBSD on my Sun Microsystems
> X2200 M2 AMD 64 bit Quad Core 2.3 Ghz

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Re: GNU/KFreeBSD on Sun Microsystems X2200 M2 AMD 64bit

Steven Chamberlain
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Hello,

(please make sure to use [hidden email] for
these kinds of questions/discussion)

pdb wrote:
> i would like to know if i can install GNU/KFreeBSD on my Sun Microsystems
> X2200 M2 AMD 64 bit Quad Core 2.3 Ghz

I would really like one of those myself!

It should be a good choice for running kfreebsd-amd64, but there are two
important things to check:

  * Ethernet chipset

Earlier Sun Fire (v20z) used a Broadcom chipset requiring non-free
microcode, that means the FreeBSD kernel supports it but the (free
software) Debian kernel does not.  I think the X2200 M2 has the same.

That would make it difficult to install kfreebsd.  A good solution is to
install an Intel PCIe dual/quad Gigabit NIC and use that instead of the
built-in Ethernet ports (this is not so expensive).

  * SATA/RAID chipset

This server sometimes comes with an LSI SAS/SATA RAID controller (PCIe
card), which should be okay (but you have to configure RAID via the
BIOS, you would not be able to reconfigure that within kfreebsd).

Otherwise, the server may only come with onboard NVIDIA SATA, and I
don't know how well that works with kfreebsd (probably okay).

Regards,
--
Steven Chamberlain
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