update from x86 to amd64

Kevin Downey redchin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 19:38:18 UTC 2007

On 4/6/07, freenity <antonmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. I want to install i386 fbsd 6.2 on my amd64, because there is not much
> programs that run properly on amd64 arch.
> I would like to know if it is posible to update from i386 to amd64 later
> without loosing information?
As far as I know there is no standard method or update tool to do
this. That doesn't mean it is not possible, just that there is nothing
to hold your hand through it. If you read the list archives (it may
not have been on questions but some other list) there is a sort of
howto involving doing a temporary install on your swap partition,
booting that, and from the temporary install, installing amd64
binaries and kernel over the "real" system.

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