Intel EM64T Processor Platform

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun May 29 01:14:47 PDT 2005

On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 12:00:29AM -0800, Jack L. wrote:
> > Only AMD64 gives you the 64 bit extensions.
> > 
> > Erich 
> What cpu type should I use for make.conf and the kernel if I want to
> use the AMD64 platform?

You do not need to have anything special in make.conf, and the GENERIC
kernel for amd64 contains the necessary 'machine' and 'cpu' paramaters.

However, if you want to use the amd64 version, you should install that
from CD, not the i386 version. I'm not sure if it is even possible to
convert (recompile) an existing install from i386 to amd64. This has
been discussed on the amd64 mailinglist before. Check the archives.

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