conversion of an installed base i386 -> amd64
chuckr at chuckr.org
Tue Nov 6 11:38:16 PST 2007
I have finally decided that I really should have installed my
quad-core-2 equipped box as a amd64, instead of the i386 (32 bit should
have been 64 bit). I just finished a buildworld, and I checked, the
binaries (which I haven't yet done an installworld on) are actually
amd64/64 bit binaries. I'm running -current, which is mostly why I;m on
this list, but my question is one of installation order: in doing the
conversion, I don't really like the idea of accidentally hanging the
box. I would like someone to please let me know, what's next?
Understand, I am still running the i386 compiler (but the buildworld
builds it's own private compiler, thank you very much). I need to know,
should I install the world next? Or, is there some more correct
strategy to get the kernel built?
Understand, I'm running a 3ware raid, and while I got that in position,
to make me feel really safe, i installed the system first in a
junk-pile EIDE drive I happened to have laying about, so I actually do
have a emergency drive I can quite easily boot from, if some disaster
happens. I've tried it, it serves me as a very safe backup right now.
So, I don't need to worry TOO MUCH about a disaster, but I would like to
avoid it as much as I could anyhow.
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