[CDBUG-talk] Dell GX1 Optimplex 450L+

bsduser bsduser at gfoyle.org
Tue Feb 21 18:48:32 EST 2006

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>Subject: [CDBUG-talk] Dell GX1 Optimplex 450L+
>I tried installing FreeBSD-6.0-RELEASE on an old Dell GX1 Optimplex
>450L+ at work yesterday but didn't get far. The installer says it can't
>find the hard disk controller. Of course I tried different 
>BIOS settings
>(there is no setting to turn off Plug and Play, 
>unfortunately). Googling
>didn't come up with much.
>Is is worth trying an older FreeBSD version or is that just not a good
>platform for FreeBSD?

Today I had another go at the GX1 Optiplex:
- tried FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE, won't recognize the disk
- tried FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE, recognized the disk, completed the
installation. I'm up and running on 4.10.

I suspect that FreeBSD is abandoning older hardware in their later


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