Partioning for a FBSD-64 install
bob at immure.com
Mon Sep 27 09:14:02 PDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 08:55:15AM -0700, Rob wrote:
> 1. Is it my imagination or is a 64 bit install going to take twice the
> space of a regular 32 bit one?
Not in my experience. Two systems I have here suggest that although the
64-bit binaries are larger, they are no where near double in size.
bob at sidious:pg /usr/bin> uname -a
FreeBSD sidious.austin.ibm.com 5.3-BETA5 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 #9: Mon Sep 20 13:15:31 CDT 2004 bob at sidious.austin.ibm.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SIDIOUS i386
bob at sidious:pg /usr/bin> du
bob at qui-gon:p2 /usr/bin> uname -a
FreeBSD qui-gon.immure.com 5.3-BETA5 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 #16: Fri Sep 24 14:31:21 CDT 2004 bob at qui-gon.immure.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/QUI-GON amd64
bob at qui-gon:p2 /usr/bin> du
> 2. I have seperate SCSI drives, one for XP-64 and one for FreeBSD-64.
> In the past I have used grub to boot between OS's. If #1 is true
> then grub will no longer be on a floppy and will have to become
> bootable CD unless useable in emulation mode. Is there a grub port for 64?
Well, I know nothing about grub... :-)
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bob at immure.com A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
Austin, TX but not well enough to lend to.
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