from 6.3 to 7.0, will this work?
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Thu Mar 27 16:00:34 PDT 2008
--- Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:13:07PM -0700, mdh wrote:
> > If you are running AMD64, then no it would not run
> > an Intel core2 duo based system. Maybe consider
> Yes it would. The Core 2 duo chips support the amd64
> instruction set.
Oh, I'm quite surprised then and had no idea. I'm
sorry for giving wrong information.
> Do make sure that you have the GENERIC kernel kernel
> installed, so you
> won't run into missing drivers etc.
Well, you can always trial-and-error it with kldload
after the fact too usually, since the most basic
drivers are very likely still a part of his kernel
(ata and friends, pci bus, etc)
> But before you buy anything, look over the
> motherboard's specs to see if
> all the components are supported.
> > Athlon64 X2? You could also just backup your
> Making a backup is always a good idea. :-)
For sure. 300-500 gig USB hard drives are inexpensive
enough nowadays that there's no excuse not to, and
fast enough that they can save you a lot of time. I
used one when upgrading from 6.2 to 7 and find myself
leaving some not-often-used stuff like old movies and
whatnot on it, freeing up more hard drive space
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