32 bit to 64 bit
roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Jun 27 17:33:11 UTC 2012
Odhiambo Washington writes:
> > Will the buildworld ---> buildkernel KERNCONF=FOO64 allow a 32 bit
> > installation to build a 64 bit kernel? I'd like to upgrade this
> > machine to 64 bit AMD and I'd prefer not to do it from a DVD if
> > I can do it from source. Has anyone tried this and succeeded
> > (or failed spectacularly) on a remote install/upgrade?
> Please just don't do it.
> Backup, Install new, restore configs and data!
I'd go even further:
1) replace the old disk, and jumper it to "read-only".
2) install 64-bit system on new disk. (use the opportunity to
adjust partition size/layout)
3) mount the old disk externally, and copy as needed.
4) when done, store the old disk in a safe, known spot for a
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