About FreeBSD installation

eculp at encontacto.net eculp at encontacto.net
Wed Jul 4 14:27:15 UTC 2007

Quoting Vladimir Tsvetkov <npacemo at gmail.com>:

> It depends on what you really want. If you don't want 64-bit version OS, I
> don't think you'll have problems at all. Recently, my PC got fucked up, I've
> changed the mother board, switched from 32 bit AMD Athlon to a 64 bit AMD
> Turion, and successfully booted from the previously installed FreeBSD
> 4.9Release on the hard drive.
> If you want the 64 bit version of the OS, further investigation from you are
> needed.
> Check this out:
> http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/amd64.html

About two weeks ago, I lost two amd-32 servers and replaced them with  
amd-64 and am running off the old disks beautifully, and much, much  
faster.  I have over 500 ports on both.  One was and is running up to  
date Stable and the other up to date Current.  I was planning on going  
to AMD64 but with the current results, I really doubt that I will make  
the change until well after the current 7.0 release.

I made this decision based on recommendations made on this list a few  
days ago.  You might want to search the mailing lists if you need more  
assurance and if no just enjoy the AMD64.  I'm happy with their  
performance and price.


> Best Regards,
> Vladimir
> On 04/07/07, Yordan Yordanov <htll at abv.bg> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I want to install the last stable release of FreeBSD Unix on my desktop
>> machine with AMD64 processor. Are there any differences in the FreeBSD ports
>> for these two platform: FreeBSD/i386 and amd64? In the FreeBSD handbook I
>> saw a workaround which should be applied to set up FreeBSD for  some
>> chipsets. If I have such a problem can I try to install i386 version
>> on my machine. There is no reason not to work, but I want to be sure that
>> this is possible.
>> Greetings from Bulgaria
>> Yordan
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