64bit P4 vs mfsBSD
quartz at sneakertech.com
Thu Aug 6 21:40:13 UTC 2015
Not sure if this is the right place to ask mfsBSD questions.
I have an old Pentium 4 server and I'm trying to figure out exactly what
the cpu is, but I don't want to have to disassemble the whole thing if I
can avoid it. Intel's cpuid utility, various linuxen, and wikipedia are
giving me conflicting info about the model and 64bit-ness, so I thought
I'd see what sysctl had to say and boot mfsBSD.
... except it doesn't work. I tried both 10.0 i386 and 10.1 amd64 and
both of them hang. 10.1 amd64 gets to the beastie menu, but regardless
if I select multiboot or single user it gets as far as the white-on-blue
"Booting..." and then just stops. 10.0 i386 seems to die somewhere in
stage two before the menu even appears. It's not a case of corrupt
download or borked build because the same jumpdrive boots my other
machine just fine.
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