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Re: "Updating" i386 to x86_64



On 6/28/05, Kenneth Porter <shiva sewingwitch com> wrote:
> I grabbed the FC4 i386 DVD, intending to use it to update my FC2 P4-based
> server. Then I used it to install FC4 on my new AMD64 system, not realizing
> it didn't have the x86_64 files as well. So now I'm pulling down a copy of
> the x86_64 DVD. Will I run into problems trying to "cross-grade" to the
> other architecture? Is there a procedure to accomplish that?

You should do a fresh install.  If you have done any configuration
already, you can backup the files you have changed and restore them as
needed.  I don't think there is any ability to "upgrade" from 32-bit
to 64-bit as there are too many differences.  Even if you could, there
would be major problems afterwards if some 32-bit files were left
lying around in the wrong place.  Since you just did a fresh install
anyway, is there a reason you want to upgrade?  Again, just do a fresh
install.

Jonathan


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