FreeBSD-7.0-Beta2 (i386) on Opteron?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Nov 14 15:10:26 PST 2007

Mark Staudinger wrote:
> I wasn't sure if -questions or -current was the right group, but I searched
> both before posting.
> I'm trying to begin testing FreeBSD-7.0-Beta2, and I have a mixture of Intel
> and AMD-based machines that I work with.
> I'm using the i386 release.  I've previously used FreeBSD-4.9R and 6.2R for
> i386 on these machines, but cannot get
> 7.0-Beta2 to work on the AMD machines.  These are 100- and 1000-series
> dual-core Opteron CPUs.
> I've tried:
> Updating using source from 6.2-Release
> Installing from 7.0-Beta2 CD
> Installing from 7.0-CURRENT-200710-i386 snapshot CD
> I see a variety of errors, including:
> 1) BTX Halted
> 2) errors when running /bin/sh from /etc/rc
>        /libexec/  Undefined symbol "opterr" referenced from COPY
> relocation in sh
>        /libexec/ Invalid file format (on multiple binaries)
>        various other "undefined symbol" messages
>        signal 10, signal 11 on multiple binaries

Sounds like you might have a corrupted installation.  Did you verify the 
MD5 checksum on the ISO images?

> Has anyone successfully used 7.0-Beta2 for i386 on AMD Opteron-based
> platform?  Any suggestions for tracking
> down the problem?

Yes, it works on mine.


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