AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD
culverk at sweetdreamsracing.biz
Tue Jun 29 22:06:57 PDT 2004
Quoting Doug White <dwhite at gumbysoft.com>:
> 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.
Yeah you can run x86 but you cant' go into regular 32 bit mode that's all.
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