How to convert from i386 to amd64

David O'Brien obrien at
Mon Jul 19 17:33:25 PDT 2004

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 04:17:30PM -0700, george+freebsd at wrote:
> The following are probably all frequently-asked questions, but I haven't
> been able to find the answers yet.
> 1. How can I compile an amd64 kernel while running an i386 kernel?  The
> CPU I'm on is and amd64, if that matters.

This is not supported.  Down load the amd64 install CD from and do a normal install to get a 64-bit machine running.
-- David  (obrien at

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