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Intel Ivy Bridge Borked On FreeBSD, Debian BSD

However, after Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy/sid installation with the kFreeBSD 9.0-1-amd64 kernel was complete, it never successfully booted. It was a no go. Trying different UEFI/BIOS settings and other FreeBSD kernel options were tried, but the Ivy Bridge system with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD never successfully booted.

Debian kFreeBSD vs. Debian Linux vs. FreeBSD 9

Here are some benchmarks comparing Debian GNU/kFreeBSD with the new 9.0 kernel, Debian GNU/Linux with the Linux 3.2 kernel, and FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.0.

Debian’s GNU/kFreeBSD Installer Will Support ZFS

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has supported the ZFS file-system with its FreeBSD-8 kernel, support for installing the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD distribution to a root ZFS file-system will now be possible with the Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” release.

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD & FreeBSD

Depending upon your local hardware configuration and the software that is relevant to you, the outcome as to what operating system is the fastest between Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and FreeBSD may vary.

Dru Lavigne made me do it: I killed Debian, installed an unbootable Ubuntu, now I’m running FreeBSD 8.0 with GNOME

I’ve been running Debian Lenny since December and haven’t been in the distro hunt and done little but complain about Xorg sucking the very soul from anybody using Intel video chips that haven’t been made in the past year or so.

CeBIT 2010: Debian with BSD Kernel

Debian developer Alexander Reichle-Schmehl presented Debian GNU/kFreeBSD at the Open Source Forum at CeBIT. The FreeBSD port should become an official part of the upcoming Debian version 6.0 free distro.

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux

FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux

Getting GRUB2 to dual boot Debian and FreeBSD

Just installed FreeBSD 8 on a spare partition of my computer. Was planning to use the Debian-installed GRUB to boot it, but when I went to edit GRUB config files they had changed beyond recognition. GRUB 2, it seems, is very different to GRUB 1

Don’t swap like a sucker OR How to tune swap settings on Linux.

Even with the 2.6 kernel, and all it’s wonder, default swap settings are fairly liberal in my opinion. The good news is, vm.swappiness can be adjusted via the proc filesystem.

Debian to harness FreeBSD with kernel port

The Debian Project is planning a FreeBSD kernel of its disto that’ll help fine tune its Linux for web sites and critical network-based deployments.

Mac and FreeBSD guy trying Debian

Well because I’m such a daredevil I decided to try something new with my new ThinkPad X40 and install Debian with the default Gnome desktop.


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