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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:36:28 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris Hill <chris@monochrome.org>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why can't I set my cpu type in kernel config ?
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208062233530.45296@tripel.monochrome.org>
In-Reply-To: <20120807013548.77113512@gumby.homeunix.com>
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On Tue, 7 Aug 2012, RW wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:53:04 -0700 (PDT)
> Jason Usher wrote:
>
>> I am installing 8.3-RELEASE on an old 900mhz pentium laptop ... it's
>> an i686 CPU.
>>
>> By default, GENERIC has "HAMMER" as the cpu, and that isn't working.
>> So I tried both:
>
> That's the amd64 (64-bit) GENERIC

Jason: It looks like you may have installed the 64-bit distribution on 
your 32-bit machine. Try fetching the distribution again (and re-burning 
the CD, or whatever your media was). This time get the "i386" version. 
That's what you want for a Pentium.

HTH.


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Chris Hill               chris@monochrome.org
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