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.
RW Replied: >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. Thanks for that - yes I do have the i386 Generic - unfortunately I do need to use the amd64 for a specific purpose so if anyone does have some advice on how to go about this difficult task some help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance David _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"