6.1 with PAE on a recent server (HP DL380 G5 or Dell PE 1950) ?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Tue Nov 14 20:10:17 PST 2006

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- --On Tuesday, November 14, 2006 01:39:04 +0300 Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org> 

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 10:57:50PM +0100, Olivier Mueller wrote:
>> On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 22:14 +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
>> > > Btw, when will we see these new servers listed under:
>> > > http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/amd64/motherboards.html ?
>> > >
>> > And you absolutely have no option of running FreeBSD/amd64 on
>> > them?  What a PITA!  :-)
>> Ehm well, I must admit I never tried that, for a simple (and silly?)
>> reason: freebsd installation selects the i386 SMP kernel by default...
> Because you're trying to install FreeBSD/i386 on it; download
> and burn the FreeBSD/amd64 ISOs instead -- it will select an
> amd64 SMP kernel then.

I got indirectly burnt by this one myself (had a tech do a remote install, 
didn't think to tell  him to download the amd64 version ... wasn't a big deal, 
we just re-installed, but ..) ... is there no way of having the installer 
detect that a system *is* amd64 capable and having it issue a warning?

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