FreeBSD 7.2 ia64

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Oct 30 23:08:53 UTC 2009


On Oct 30, 2009, at 3:09 PM, Clayton Wilhelm da Rosa wrote:
> I made the dowmload of FreeBSD 7.2 ia64 i wanna know if is normal  
> the files of disc 2 and 3 have only 364Kb size.

Do you actually have an Itanium processor?  They were pretty much only  
used in high-end multi-CPU enterprise boxes costing hundreds of  
thousands of dollars.  I'm not sure the majority of ports were ever  
built for ia64, which might be why disk 2 & 3 are so small.

Most people should be going for amd64 images instead, which can also  
be used with Intel EM64T (aka x86-64 or Intel64) CPUs such as P4/Xeon/ 
Core/Core2/Core i5/i7...


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