upgrade 386 to 686

Lloyd D Budd foolswisdom at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 21:18:46 UTC 2004

On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 13:09:25 -0800, pol <mulata at gmail.com> wrote:
> forgive the possibility of overwhelming ignorance here...
> i am new to PC architectures and have just realized that the compaq
> box i have is in fact an old 686 box and not a 386. i installed the
> 386 version of ubuntu on it and now i am wondering if the only way to
> upgrade to the 686 version is by downloading the entire ubuntu image,
> again.
> is there a simpler way, perhaps via synaptic or terminal, to upgrade
> my ubuntu distro to the 686 version?

You will not have to download the entire ubuntu image again .
Processor specific optimizations are not generally believed to make
much difference that is why only some packages where the benefit is
identified such as the Linux Kernel have 686 packages .

Similar questions come up regularly .  I highly recommend trying to
search @ http://www.ubuntuforums.org , and specifically see
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=3713&highlight=686 .
9. Installing a CPU specific kernel.

Peace be in you ,
Lloyd D Budd

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