[xubuntu-users] Upgrading from 32bit to 64bit

GothSpark . gothsparkimvu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 21:58:19 UTC 2017

you cannot update from 32bit to 64bit you have to install the new system
from scrach

2017-06-10 17:28 GMT-04:00 Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie>:

> A rather odd request. I have a Dell Optiplex 745 which I rescued from
> oblivion last year when an office was being cleared out. I hurriedly
> installed Xubuntu 16.04 on it and it's been fine.
> It now turns out that I used a USB containing the 32bit distribution
> instead of the 64bit, so I wanted to know if there is a way to "upgrade"
> in place from 32bit 16.04 to 64bit 16.04
> The 745 runs a 64bit processor and architecture, from what I have been
> able to determine (at least, it boots from the 64bit ISO on a USB stick,
> and everything seems to run OK).
> Or do I have to do a from-scratch installation (not a major problem, as
> /home is on a separate partition, and most all the important stuff is on
> SVN repos).
> ///Peter
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