Upgrading a system to amd64
vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Aug 15 17:46:54 UTC 2006
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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> David Southwell
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 3:29 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Upgrading a system to amd64
> I have a freebsd Generic System 6.0-RELEASE #0 compiled
> Thursday Nov 3 2005 originally on an Abit VA-20 motherboard
> equipped with an AMD sempron cpu in its 462 socket.
> The Abit motherboard died due to a chip failure and I did not
> feel like taking a risk using of the same thing happening again.
> I purchased a Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 and installed an AMD
> Athlon 64 3200+ processor in the socket 939 and transferred
> the hardware to it.
> Apart from not yet getting X-windows to work I am pleased to
> report that system seems to be functioning well.(I have not
> yet worked out how to change the X config to support the
> nVIDIA GeForce 6100 chipset).
> I now want to upgrade the system to FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-AMD64
> and downloaded the appropriate iso images onto cd.
> Wopuld anyone care to offer some advice on the best way to
> proceed bearing in mind it is a very long time since I last
> upgraded in this way.
As I have not had a reply - i wondered if I had made my reasons for posting sufficiently.
I wonder whether moving the system from one hardware configuration to another makes upgrading more difficult(or even impossible) and how do I overcome challenges that others may foresee?
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