Install amd64 over existing i386
chris at monochrome.org
Sun Mar 22 00:48:41 UTC 2015
Many thanks to all who replied.
I ended up pulling the trigger on the amd64 install, and it went fine.
My backups were a couple of days out of date - this was not a planned
upgrade! - but I didn't lose anything vitally important.
On Sun, 15 Mar 2015, Chris Hill wrote:
> Hi list,
> I bought a new machine the other day, and accidentally installed the i386
> version of FreeBSD on it even though it has a 64-bit processor. It works
> fine, but I think I'd rather have the "right" version. So, two questions:
> 1. Is it even worth worrying about at this point?
> 2. Can I just install amd64 without destroying existing filesystems and
> files? I realize I'll have to reinstall my ports, but that's OK.
> More info below. Yes, the CMOS clock was set incorrectly when I did the
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD tripel.monochrome.org 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0 r274401:
> Tue Nov 11 22:51:51 UTC 2014
> root at releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> Relevant part of dmesg:
> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (3158.81-MHz 686-class
> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x1067a Family = 0x6 Model = 0x17 Stepping
> = 10
> AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM>
> AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
> TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
> Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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