migrating -current machine to amd64

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Sun May 30 12:53:17 PDT 2004

On Fri, 28 May 2004, Sean McNeil wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I just replaced my motherboard with an athlon64 and got everything
> working great in 32-bit mode.  I'm very interested in gradually moving
> everything to 64-bit. So I tried the following:
> make TARGET_ARCH=amd64 buildworld
> make TARGET_ARCH=amd64 buildkernel
> make TARGET_ARCH=amd64 installkernel
> This gave me an amd64 kernel that started to boot but had some problems
> looking for /libexec/ld-elf32.so.1.  I tried copying ld-elf.so.1 to
> ld-elf32.so.1 and got farther.  But then later it core dumped with
> swapon and sh.  I can drop into sh, though, so I'm not sure why it core
> dumped.

amd64 doens't currently support a 32-bit world too well. You'll need to
replace everything, which is hard to do iwith an upgrade-in-place. I'd
recommend just reinstalling or upgrading via a CD.

I know peter's been working on the mixed 32 bit mode stuff but I don't
know what the status of that is.

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