Partioning for a FBSD-64 install

Bob Willcox bob at
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 5.3-BETA5 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 #9: Mon Sep 20 13:15:31 CDT 2004     bob at  i386
bob at sidious:pg /usr/bin> du
21418   .

bob at qui-gon:p2 /usr/bin> uname -a
FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA5 #16: Fri Sep 24 14:31:21 CDT 2004     bob at  amd64
bob at qui-gon:p2 /usr/bin> du 
26972   .


> 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...  :-)


Bob Willcox             Acquaintance, n.:
bob at            A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
Austin, TX                but not well enough to lend to.
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