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Date:      Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:41:10 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
To:        Jason Usher <jusher71@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why can't I set my cpu type in kernel config ?
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208070940290.4007@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
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> 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:

you've got into wrong directory

/usr/src/sys/i386/conf is right

/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf is wrong, unless you have 64-bit CPU which you 
don't

>
> cpu     I586_CPU
>
> and:
>
> cpu     I686_CPU
>
this is right setting.



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