converting to 64 bit

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 15:50:22 GMT 2008


On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Art Alexion <art.alexion at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 3:29 PM, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Art Alexion <art.alexion at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Looks like the issues unique to 64 bit have calmed down a bit.  I'd
>>> like to switch as I have been playing with 64 bit Debian at work, and
>>> like its snappiness, and want to access all 4 GB of my ram.
>>>
>>> Is there a reasonable path to switching, or do I need a fresh install?
>>>  If I do a fresh install on another drive, can I just copy my /home
>>> over?
>>>
>>> On Hardy now, but don't mind coordinating this with an upgrade.
>>
>> I think you have to do a fresh install, but save your /home.
>>
>> If I were you I'd first change to 64 bit hardy.  You want to deal with
>> only one difference at a time.  KDE under Intrepid is very different,
>> but if you stick to Hardy your .kde directory should work well.  Once
>> you have 64 bit working you can upgrade to Intrepid if you want.
>
> Sounds good.  I have a spare drive I can install the 64 bit hardy to.
>
> With both drives installed, is there a way I can replicate the
> installed packages while switching them to 64 bit versions?
>
> For any packages not available in 64 bit, can I still run the 32 bit
> versions under the 64 bit kernel?
>
> I am new to x86-64, obviously.
>
>
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Yes you can.


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