x86 to amd64 upgrade

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 18 14:22:00 PST 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 04:18 pm, Francisco Gómez Marín wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I am running FreeBSD-AMD64 5.3 in my Athlon64 box. If I install on it
> the x86 version, could it be possible to upgrade to the amd64 without
> reinstalling? any experiences?

Not without much pain and suffering.  A reinstall is really the only viable 
choice.  Note that you could make sure and stick all your data on a /data 
partition or some such and when you reinstall FreeBSD/amd64 just not newfs 
that partition so you keep the actual data.

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