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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 14:01:58 -0700 (PDT)
From:      garyh@agora.rdrop.com (Gary Hanson)
To:        soward@service1.uky.edu
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 2.1.5R  on IBM 704 server?
Message-ID:  <m0usxvy-0008sKC@agora.rdrop.com>
In-Reply-To: <199608201508.LAA02558@neworder.cc.uky.edu> from "John Soward" at Aug 20, 96 11:08:13 am

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> ...has anyone every tried FreeBSD on an IBM 704 Pentium-Pro server?

Yes. Wcarchive, home of the FreeBSD distributions is essentially a single-
processor version of the 704. I have a two-processor system in my office,
and 2.1.5 runs fine on it (but see below).

> just from looking at the specs I'd think it would work, 4 way P-Pro,
> Adaptech PCI SCSI, etc...

  I haven't tried the SMP stuff yet, so I have no idea whether or how
well it works. Also, the two(!) onboard Adaptec controllers need an
unsupported kernel patch for FreeBSD to be able to find the
controllers. I can give you a boot floppy image and the patch
source when you need it.
 
 
  --Gary Hanson



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