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


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