freebsd i386 on amd64 hardware?

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Sep 25 19:47:34 PDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 06:09:47PM -0300, Fernan Aguero wrote:
> I'm planning to buy a new box, and would like to move to
> amd64 hardware. 
> My question would thus be:
> is it possible to run 32-bit FreeBSD (4.x) on amd64
> hardware?

It *SHOULD* work just fine.  Others in this thread say it works great
(and I myself use an Athlon64 as an 'i386' -CURRENT test build box).
However, no one has spoken saying they run 4.10.

FreeBSD/i386 will run on AMD64 hardware, the real question is are all the
typical devices on AMD64 motherboards supported in 4.10.  That I don't

> PS: I've been reading the list for recommended
> motherboards and chipsets and probably will be sticking to
> an MSI with a Via K8T800 chipset. If you have other suggestions
> I'll be more than glad to hear them. Thanks!

I think you'll have a great experience with that particular choice.
-- David  (obrien at

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