freebsd i386 on amd64 hardware?

RIchard N. Fogle rich at
Fri Sep 24 14:23:56 PDT 2004

The i386 distribution works great on my dual Opteron..  I can't use the
AMD64 version until I figure out how to get the Atheros wireless driver
working with the new 64-bit HAL :)  The speed is amazing.


On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 16:19, Claus Guttesen wrote:
> > is it possible to run 32-bit FreeBSD (4.x) on amd64
> > hardware?
> Last year I purchased a dual opteron @ 1.6 GHz, and
> couldn't compile php4 with mcrypt properly using the
> amd64-port and had also problems with acpi, so I
> installed the i386-port (FreeBSD 5.x) instead. 4.10
> should the same way as well. Works like a charm, the
> cpu performs better than their intel-counterparts.
> Good luck
> Claus
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