Is it possible to run i386 only, on a amd64 freebsd 7?

Josh Carroll josh.carroll at
Tue Aug 19 17:05:46 UTC 2008

> O.K I understand that.  So I can see that unless I have an i386 FreeBSD build, I really cannot
> install those i386 only software titles.
> In that situation I assume I can only use amd64 ports and software.
> I have an idea though, would it be possible to build a i386 FreeBSD on an another partition.  And use it to run i386 software while using the amd64 FreeBSD?

I tried something similar using an i386 chroot, but wine failed to run
(SIGABRT). If you need these i386-only ports/software, you should
probably just run the i386 version of FreeBSD. Do you have a
compelling reason for using the amd64 release (e.g. > 4GB of RAM)?


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