Will a Mid 2010 MacPro FreeNAS?

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freenas_msp

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I was able to get the installer to load, but was greeted by a near instantaneous kernel panic, after I hit "Install Freenas"

Just curious as a lot of people have older MacPros, and they do have ECC Ram. I realize it is a big waste of time, but it seems like a fun project.

The two images are the kernel panic text, and the model of this machine.
 

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I remember somebody else using one of these units as a FreeNAS and if I recall, they had to flash the BIOS with some kind of mod.

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Ah thanks for the heads up. I wasn't really able to find much on the topic by searching. I did find one that referenced a 2006 model, that only had BIOS. But this one should be a 64-bit EFI model...but I cannot pretend to know if it will truly work. Wasn't sure if someone had tried it before.
 

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It may be worth some investigation into this tool:

http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/

I don't know if it will deliver success, but it may offer a path forward.
 
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