[xubuntu-users] Upgrading from 32bit to 64bit
vinz at vinzv.de
Thu Jun 29 23:46:30 UTC 2017
of course you *can* do that. Here's a guide for Debian based systems: http://users.digitalkingdom.org/~rlpowell/hobbies/debian_arch_up/index.html
But - and that's a huge 'but'! - you should ask yourself if it's worth the time, headache and hassle when a simple reinstall is doable much easier.
Am 29. Juni 2017 23:58:19 MESZ schrieb "GothSpark ." <gothsparkimvu at gmail.com>:
>you cannot update from 32bit to 64bit you have to install the new
>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
>> in place from 32bit 16.04 to 64bit 16.04
>> The 745 runs a 64bit processor and architecture, from what I have
>> able to determine (at least, it boots from the 64bit ISO on a USB
>> and everything seems to run OK).
>> Or do I have to do a from-scratch installation (not a major problem,
>> /home is on a separate partition, and most all the important stuff is
>> SVN repos).
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