FreeBSD i386 on AMD64

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Mar 22 15:45:07 UTC 2016

On Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:37:05 +0800, Teng Zhang wrote:
> hello,everybody , i want to know whether it's possible to run FreeBSD
> i386(non UEFI)on AMD64 platform(my machine is Thinkpad T420, includes UEFI)
> or not. Could you please tell me?

This should work. I'm currently running FreeBSD 8 (i386) on my
amd64-compatible (64 bit) home system. Just keep in mind there
are some limitations (like the amound of RAM usable, or the width
of certain data types).


	% uname -m

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz (1799.81-MHz 686-class CPU),
which is an amd64-type CPU.

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