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core2duo + freebsd

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by katmai, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. katmai

    katmai Well-Known Member

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    hello,

    has anyone intel core2 duo cpu's running freebsd by any chance? i got i386 version but it got stuck on setup and boot 2 times. could not find anything out there. should i get the ia64 version or ?
     
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    core2duo on freebsd

    You'd want to use the AMD64 version, not IA64 ( Thats for the itanium series of chips )

    Also, does this machine run stable with Any OS? as FreeBSD Shouldn't lock up while in the installer.
     
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    why use amd64?
     
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    AMD64 is just another way of saying x64. If you look up AMD64 you'll find that it is the correct name for 64-bit technology as we know it so far.
     
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    okay i understand, but i will be forced to run all application on 64bit right? apache/php/mysql etc .... can't i install i386 version though? will there be any performance impact? any ideas?
     
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    You don't need to use amd64 for Core 2 Duo FreeSBD, i386 will work just as well. IIRC, FreeBSD doesn't currently do cross-bit environments like Linux does. It's either 64-bit everything, or 32-bit everything, with no cross-compile.

    At what stage in the installer does it lock up?


    The FreeBSD installer is extremely fragile.
     
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    Just an added comment on this subject ...

    I've had the best success on Core 2 Duo machines with CentOS v4.x 64 Bit
     
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    Nice hint.
     
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    Here are a few things to try:
    First, make sure hyperthreading is turned off in BIOS. That will hose things up, I've found.
    Next, try to boot the install with the ACPI disabled. I think one or the other may fix your problem.
     
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    will try in a few. hang on :) thanks for the suggestions guys. i will update once i get some news. btw is there any way i could get HT to work though ? or i don't need it?
     
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    The general conscensus is the HT at best does nothing to improve performance, and at worst, gives a slight performance decrease, particularly for FreeBSD. Not sure of Linux.
     

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