x86 to amd64 upgrade
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.
John Baldwin <jhb at FreeBSD.org> <>< http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/
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