Jeremy, On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
|On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:54:26AM -0300, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: |> I'm facing some problems trying to install a FreeBSD |> 7.0-RELEASE-amd64, on a Dell PE 2950III, dual Xeon Quad core, 8GB RAM. |> After (FBSD) boot menu count down, it shows a dump of the CPU |> registers and a message: BTX Halted. No matter what is changed in VM |> setup. | |Can you please download the 7.1-BETA2 ISO and try it instead? There |have been changes to the FreeBSD boot loader between 7.0-RELEASE and |7.1-BETA2 which may improve things for you. The 7.1-BETA2 ISOs are |available here: The same behavior with 7.1-BETA2. |> It does not happen with i386 version. |> Which is the best release to install in this box? Should I go |> ahead with i386? | |If this is going to be a desktop box and uses an nVidia video card, |you should stay with i386 (if I remember correctly there are no |working amd64 nVidia drivers). It'll be a production server, not a desktop. |This won't allow you to use the full 8GB of RAM you have installed, |though, without building a custom kernel with PAE support (and there are |known compatibility problems between PAE and certain kernel drivers). |It's strongly recommended you stick with amd64 if at all possible. In fact I'll not give the entire memory to this virtual machine. But I would like to use the full resources of 64bits CPU capacity. - Marcelo _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"