Subject: Re: Up and running on amd64
To: C. Linus Hicks <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/11/2004 23:52:19
On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 04:04:08PM -0400, C. Linus Hicks wrote:
> > > MSI K8T Master2 with single Opteron 146 CPU
> > > SATA hard drive
> > > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
> > 
> > Sounds nice. :)  Is it fast?  Like, does it do a full NetBSD build with
> > XFree in less than an hour? :-)
> Not quite that fast. The first time I did a build, I didn't know to use
> -x so XFree didn't get built. That took 55 minutes. I didn't remember to
> check how long it took to build with XFree when I did the whole thing. I
> believe it was on the order of 1:20.

Not bad at all.  My XP2600+ needs almost 3 hours to build NetBSD.  (I wonder
if there's something wrong with my system, though.)

> By the way, this is my first experience with BSD. I did the initial
> install of NetBSD on an ASUS SK8V, then decided to check out OpenBSD.
> After working with it for a while, I decided to come back to NetBSD.

NetBSD is not perfect (I'll write the Perfect OS when I retire ;-) but
I've been using it since version 0.9c.. welcome aboard ;)