Serious upgrade problem! My computer previously was 64 bit and now is 32 bit.
bstanle at wowway.com
Mon Apr 30 18:18:43 UTC 2012
I have thought about the situation and probably a clean install is best.
As for the upgrade problem, I think that the people at Canonical had
better look into this.
Now the question I pose is this.
My computer has 8 GB of memory (thus needing a 64 bit OS) and has two
hard drives. The original HD is 1 TB and is entirely devoted to Win 7
(I do not want to change this at all). The other is 500 GB and is for
Linux and There is space for 2 additional HDs.
If I entirely erase the Linux HD and do a clean install, what is the
best way to do the partitioning? I have read somewhere that I do not
need a /boot partition. Should I have /boot partition and if so, how
big should it be? How big should the swap partition be? I also have
read that if I have a partition dedicated to /home I would not need to
change it when doing a clean reinstall. Is it advisable to have a
separate /home partition and how big should it be. Of course the rest
of the OS would be on whatever is left over (at /root I believe?) .
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