EM64T chipset and FreeBSD instalation
wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Tue Jun 13 12:40:29 UTC 2006
On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 11:39:00 -0000 (GMT)
"DSA - JCR" <juancr at dsa.es> wrote:
> I am going to install several NFS server in FreebSD for several customers
> and the computer has the following characteristics:
> - MSI 945PNeo Platinum Main Board, chipset 915P, ICH7R, VIA® 6410, 82573
> PCI-E Gb LAN, PCI Express 16x VGA, VIA® 6307 (IEEE1394)
> - Intel EM64T P4 CPU 3,2Ghz, 800Mhz FSB, 2Mb L2
> - SDRAM 1Gb DDR2
> - HD IDE 80 GB Seagate
> - 2x HD SATA 200Gb Seagate in RAID 1 controlled by the chipset of the
> I want to install in this system a NFS, Samba, and TCP, in order to make
> possible to use the data on the RAID 1 like a file repository for the
> customer ms windows network, and also get some data files from there homes
> with FTP (I will install pfsense in another small pc).
> I think that I must install the "amd64" flavour of FreeBSD, because it is
> recommended for the EM64T Intel chip. But I don't know if this flacour is
> well tested and if instead of it, i must install the "i386" flavour of
Both i386 and amd64 are tier 1, meaning they are fully supported.
P4 should be able to run in either i386 mode or amd64 mode -- so it's
> I have seen also that "amd64" seems doesn't have all the devices drivers
> that "i386" have, so I don't know what to do really.
If the amd64 port doesn't support hardware that you require, then you'll
need to use the i386 port.
> Also I observ that when I run the install CD 1, it recognize the following
> - ad0 => the main HD (IDE)
> - ad12 => one of the SATA HD
> - ad8 => the other SATA HD
> - ar8 => ????
> what is this ? I think is the RAID controller because is of logic, but,
> must I create filesystems on the ad12, ad8? or only on ar8? or on all?.
I don't know the answer to this.
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