Can't seem to boot from 6.0-RELEASE

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Thu Feb 23 10:26:28 PST 2006

On 2/23/06, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at> wrote:
> Nikolas Britton wrote:
> >Your not using the right install CDs. You have an AMD 64-Bit chip so
> >you can't (AFAIK) use the I386 Release. Maybe there is a setting in
> >the BIOS for I386 compat, I have no experience with AMD's 64-Bit chips
> >so this is just a guess. Or try disabling ACPI and everything else in
> >the BIOS etc... That's the price you pay for being an early adopter,
> >you don't need nvidia gfx for an Opteron server.
> >
> >
> This is not correct.  An i386 version of FreeBSD runs just dandy on
> 64-bit Athlons (or 64 bit Intel for that matter) even if this release is
> failing on this specific system.  All current 64-bit "PC" processors are
> backwards compatible with i386.
> I would try the i386 6.1 PRERELEASE CD, the 5.4 RELEASE and the 5.5
> PRERELEASE in order and see if any of them worked.  Or try limiting your
> google by including the sis 754 and see if finds any help.  There are
> mentions of 754 problems being fixed in 6-STABLE but I didn't look
> closely enough to know if they would help you.

I see, do the Intel EMT-64 chips use the amd64 release too? And what
did he mean by "certain programs being unavalable for amd64", what are
the major ones?

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