64-bit? [Thanks!]

Ryan Coleman ryan.coleman at cwis.biz
Sat Jun 14 16:02:30 UTC 2008

Thanks everyone!

I'm going to do a fresh install to a new drive that I am picking up in 
an hour or so from a local retailer.


Sahil Tandon wrote:
> Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman at cwis.biz> wrote:
>> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>> Ryan Coleman wrote:
>>>> I'm full of questions, I know... And I haven't been googling well lately 
>>>> but there seem to be a lot of you with a lot of knowledge and you're 
>>>> willing to share (as am I).
>>>> This machine is running a D2C E4600 which (as I understand) is a 64-bit 
>>>> cpu, but I'm running fBSD 6.3 which is *not* 64-bit? Might this have 
>>>> anything to do with the crashes? Is there a stable 64-bit version of fBSD 
>>>> I should install? Will it upgrade the 32-bit or should I go from scratch?
>>> 6.3 supports 64-bit amd64-compatible CPUs, and stability is on par with 
>>> the 32-bit version.  Besides which, amd64 CPUs are full backwards 
>>> compatible when run in 32-bit mode, so this is not the source of your 
>>> problems.
>>> Kris
>> But will it upgrade or do I have to strike the current install and go again?
> An upgrade may be possible, but a new installation is "recommended".  Search 
> the archives at http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-amd64/ for context.

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