Haiku on a Dell PowerEdge R620 with Xeon Processor

I’ve been wanting to test Haiku OS on an Intel Xeon processor for a while. And recently I had my chance after having access to a Dell PowerEdge R620 that was pulled from production.

So I used a downloaded copy of Haiku OS nightly build from 8/20/2019.

You can see the short blog and pictures here: https://davidf215.blogspot.com/2019/08/testing-haiku-os-on-dell-poweredge-r620.html.

Long and short: it ran and recognized all 12 cores but didn’t see the SAS drives.



Nitpick: Haiku is just “Haiku”, not “Haiku OS.” :slight_smile:

What is the PCI ID of the SAS controller? We may not support it, indeed (our support for “server grade” hardware is a little slim when it comes to things like this.)

Heh, he uses it correctly in the title though… could be one of those software raid setups in which case he made need to disable raid for it to work, since Haiku doesn’t support software raid.

@waddlesplash. The “Haiku OS” was a copy-paste from my blog post; I put the “OS” in as some may not know what Haiku is. I’ll try to get the PCI ID.

@cb88, I’ll try disabling the raid to see what happens.

15 posts were split to a new topic: Haiku trademark policy

Slightly off-topic but do we include the Haikus in WebPositive?

Not yet, see https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/7106.


I’ve tried Haiku on a Dual-CPU x2 (X5680) Mac Pro with 12 Cores in total with a stock Apple branded GPU. It runs fine on my SSD but there is no Apple SMC driver to monitor the temperatures and there is a risk of overheating when doing CPU intensive operations.

So… it just leaves the fans idling? You’d think it would just go full blast until the OS take over management of the fans etc…

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