kline at thought.org
Thu Oct 29 20:31:32 UTC 2009
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 02:09:50PM +0200, Ross Cameron wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:00 AM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 04:44:42PM -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 16:08, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:02:37PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> > > >> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:48:46 -0700, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> > wrote:
> > > >> > so: what is the URL to download the 8.0-PRE freebsd....?
> > > >>
> > > >> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/8.0/
> > > >> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/8.0/
> > > >
> > > > wait, i thought the duo core is 64bits. still 32?
> > >
> > > This:
> > >
> > > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/8.0/
> > >
> > > is indeed 64bit.
> > Yes! but i bought the *Intel* 2-duo-core or whatever; not the
> > AMD (aDvanced micro Devices) chip. Are these both bit by bit
> > == ?? i mean, exactly--software-wise, the same??
> > thanks.
> > gary
> > ps i knew the amd was an intel clone on the 32-bit level; not
> > sure about the 64-bit chips... .
> Intel licensed the AMD64 instruction set and they call it Intel 64 in their
> Most free UNIX-like systems call the x86_64 releases AMD64 because thats
> the correct name for the instruction set.
Well, I was just a bit behind the times; like four or five
years. But thanks to several wiki articles, that's resolved.
Nutshell is that I just finished burning the bootonly.iso.
Now, if the power holds and I get the 8.0-RC2 running on the
Dell, there's hope.
And for my next trick: I'm ordering a UPS. It is only for the
DNS server and firefall (pfSense). I'll either refurb the
current computer or buy a newer 32-bit for the firewall. I'd
like suggestions on which UPS to buy. Figuring the Dell Duo
and a standard Intel box, would 250w be a good enough SWAG?
> "Opportunity is most often missed by people because it is dressed in
> overalls and looks like work."
> Thomas Alva Edison
> Inventor of 1093 patents, including:
> The light bulb, phonogram and motion pictures.
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