[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] x64 server with x86 thin clients?

Chen Zhao chen at metcomm.net
Tue Apr 21 02:25:26 PDT 2009

Is there a facility for setting up an x86 thin client boot environment 
while running a 64bit server?  Obviously most thin client hardware are 
only 32bit capable, but we would want the server to have more ram than 
32bit hardware can address.

What is the easiest way to do this?  I'm not clear if the boot 
environment is copied from the existing host system or installed from 
the pbi.  If everything is contained in the pbi, is it as simple as 
installing the 32bit pbi on a 64bit server?  Tried that and nothing 
seems to happen.  No error message for any install failure either.  I'm 
guessing that's due to the architecture mismatch.

Also, where can I get the latest 0.9 builds from?  pbibuild.pcbsd.org 
doesn't seem to list any version, unless I'm just not seeing it on the 

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