Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS

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Parsifal

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Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« on: December 29, 2010, 07:06:58 PM »
I realised recently that my computer, which came with a 32-bit OS and which I've always assumed to be 32-bit, can actually run a 64-bit OS. Now, I could just do a clean install of Debian's amd64 port, but that wouldn't be any fun at all, would it? ;)

I initially tried following this procedure, but it appears to be a few years out of date and I only succeeded in making Debian unbootable. (Fortunately, I have an old installation of Trisquel on another partition I was able to repair it from.) Now, I am trying this guide from the Debian wiki. I'm currently doing the debootstrap.

I'll let you guys know how it works out.
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Saddam Hussein

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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 07:32:50 PM »
I'll let you guys know how it works out.

I am waiting eagerly.

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Parsifal

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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 08:15:32 PM »
I am currently trying to repair a half 32-bit, half 64-bit Debian system in a chroot from Trisquel.
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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 12:23:04 AM »
I have successfully upgraded my i386 Debian system to amd64, with no apparent lasting problems of any kind.
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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 02:28:26 AM »
Congratulations, you've just proven that to use Debian you need to install a backup OS in case Debain breaks.
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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 02:30:07 AM »
Congratulations, you've just proven that to do something with Debain that it was never designed to do you need to install a backup OS in case Debain breaks.

Fixed that for you. Try not to be so careless with words next time, somebody might get the wrong idea.
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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 06:12:09 AM »
I have successfully upgraded my i386 Debian system to amd64, with no apparent lasting problems of any kind.

Where's the explanation?

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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 12:00:38 PM »
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Re: Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit OS
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 05:00:43 AM »
hacking your precious forum as we speak 8) 8) 8)

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