DragonFly BSD

Supported Hardware

DragonFly BSD runs on recent PCs (currently only) supporting the amd64 (x86_64) 64-bit architecture. Up to version 3.8, the i386 (x86) 32-bit architecture was also supported. The UEFI (with GPT) is also supported, but the installer has not been updated to work with UEFI, therefore one has to do manual installation and configuration.

This page only references a small part of the hardware which can potentially run with DragonFly BSD; if a piece of hardware is not in this list this only means nobody has tested it or reported its working state.

Laptops

Desktops

Aleutia T2

CompuLab MintBox Mini FITLET

Graphics

System Boards and chipsets

Most desktop and server class mainboards using Intel or AMD chipsets are supported; the devices listed in this section are known to run really well with DragonFly BSD.

Desktop boards

Server boards

Storage

SATA controllers

SATA RAID controllers

Devices supported by the arcmsr(4) driver

Devices supported by the twa(4) driver

SAS RAID controllers

These controllers are able to use both SAS and SATA hard-drives.

Devices supported by the arcmsr(4) driver

Devices supported by the mfi(4) driver

Devices supported by the mps(4) driver

Devices supported by the twa(4) driver

Devices supported by the tws(4) driver

Networking

Gigabit ethernet adapters

Devices supported by the em(4) driver:

The igb(4) driver provides support for PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel 82575 and 82576 Ethernet controller chips.

The re(4) driver supports Realtek RTL8169, RTL8169S, RTL8110S, RTL8168S, RTL8111S and RTL8101E ethernet chipsets.

10 Gigabit ethernet adapters

The mxge(4) driver supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Myricom LANai Z8E chips.

The ixgbe(4) driver supports the Intel PRO/10GbE adapters based on the 82598 and 82599 chip families.

Broken hardware

The products listed in this section are known to have some serious problems or not work at all with DragonFly BSD.