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Date:      Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:07 +0200
From:      "lokadamus@gmx.de" <lokadamus@gmx.de>
To:        User questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Convert system to FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <5415BB87.2020307@gmx.de>
In-Reply-To: <20140914115150.1adb766c@scorpio>
References:  <20140914115150.1adb766c@scorpio>

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On 14.09.2014 17:51, Jerry wrote:
> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:47:55 -0400
>
> I have a chance to get an HP Envy with 32.0 GB memory, 64-bit system with an
> Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-4820K CPU @ 3.70GHz. I can get the unit for free at
> a fire sale (long story). It is using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
> software with RAID 5 with three 1,863 GB HDs. This is currently being run on
> a Win-8.1 system.
>
> If I wanted to turn this into a FreeBSD machine, and I am not even sure if
> all of the hardware in this unit is supported by FreeBSD, how would I go
> about duplicating this setup? Obviously, the Intel software would not work
> under FreeBSD. What would/could I use to replace it with the same
> functionality?
>
What is the system doing?
Just a database or a webserver?
Will you use zfs?

Start it with FreeBSD install cd as a livecd and look, what is working.

Best regards



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