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Date:      Wed, 04 Jul 2007 10:36:25 -1000
From:      NetOpsCenter <noc@hdk5.net>
To:        Yordan Yordanov <htll@abv.bg>,  freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: About FreeBSD installation
Message-ID:  <468C04C9.6060700@hdk5.net>
In-Reply-To: <1573608907.2110561183554574022.JavaMail.nobody@mail32.abv.bg>
References:  <1573608907.2110561183554574022.JavaMail.nobody@mail32.abv.bg>

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Yordan Yordanov wrote:

>Hello 
>
>I want to install the last stable release of FreeBSD Unix on my desktop machine with AMD64 processor. Are there any differences in the FreeBSD ports for these two platform: FreeBSD/i386 and amd64? In the FreeBSD handbook I saw a workaround which should be applied to set up FreeBSD for  some chipsets. If I have such a problem can I try to install i386 version
>on my machine. There is no reason not to work, but I want to be sure that this is possible.
>
>Greetings from Bulgaria
>
>Yordan
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Yordan,

This FreeBSD box I am using to email you is a dual AMD 64 running on i386 7.0 CURRENT.
It runs just fine....fast.   The AMD64  version of the os  gave me many errors and 
wouldn't run the  video card so I switched to the i386. top -S shows it is running
efficiently.

Aloha....
 
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