On Tuesday 15 August 2006 14:29, David Southwell wrote:
> Hi
> I have a freebsd Generic System 6.0-RELEASE #0 compiled Thursday Nov 3 2005
> originally on an Abit VA-20 motherboard equipped with an AMD sempron cpu in
> its 462 socket.
> The Abit motherboard died due to a chip failure and I did not feel like
> taking a risk using of the same thing happening again.
> I purchased a Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 and installed an AMD Athlon 64 3200+
> processor in the socket 939 and transferred the hardware to it.
> Apart from not yet getting X-windows to work I am pleased to report that
> system seems to be functioning well.(I have not yet worked out how to
> change the X config to support the nVIDIA GeForce 6100 chipset).
> I now want to upgrade the system to FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-AMD64 and
> downloaded the appropriate iso images onto cd.

Use the i386 version of the OS (assuming that's what you already have), you 
can't easily rebuild an i386 instalation into  amd64. You could do a clean 
install, but i386 is generally better for desktop use anyway - particularly 
if you have nVidia graphics. 
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