AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Jun 29 18:14:19 PDT 2004
On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Kenneth Culver wrote:
> It runs OK, with some minor nits compared to x86 version. I'm not sure
> what the
> laptop maker is talking about... but if you boot the x86 version of FreeBSD,
> it'll work. I think they meant you can't switch from amd64 to x86 after
> booting an OS.
Me either. -current actually supports running i386 binaries in amd64 mode.
Thats one of the processor's features. :-)
You can't run amd64 binaries when booted into an i386 OS, of course.
Doug White | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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