Which FreeBSD for Intel i7-2600S and DQ67SWB3?

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Thu Jun 7 22:31:07 UTC 2012

On 06/06/2012 08:33 PM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> This looks like the processor I have, I think you would use amd64.  Almost certainly your system is 64-bit as opposed to 32-bit.

Thanks for the reply.  :-)

Yes, definitely 64-bit.

> For a new computer, I wouldn't go with anything earlier than FreeBSD 9.0, and in my case, upgrading to 9.0-STABLE proved stabler than the 9.0 release.



It looks like -STABLE are daily development/ test builds (?):


I'm looking for stability.  I'll try the 9.0-RELEASE:


> Base system includes ZFS.


> I've never used virtual machines, but VirtualBox is popular for this purpose.

VirtualBox does seem to be popular.  It played with it on Debian Testing 
(Wheezy), but I believe the shared folder feature filled my root 
partition and I couldn't locate or remove the blockage.

> Samba is in ports.


> I don't recognize or don't remember DQ67SWB3 motherboard model, is it from MSI?



I'm not sure what the "B3" suffix means, but it's on the box.

A few other questions for the list, please:

1.  Does FreeBSD support encrypted disk partitions (slices)?

2.  Does the X server in FreeBSD (?) support Intel HD 2000 integrated 


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