Curious : why does the booloader say i386 on amd64?

Joseph Koshy joseph.koshy at
Thu Sep 1 21:30:15 PDT 2005

On 9/2/05, Norberto Meijome <numard at> wrote:
> FreeBSD/i386 boot

>From what I remember of the AMD manual, these processors actually start off
in 'i386 compatibility mode'.  The OS needs to do something extra to switch into
long mode.

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