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Re: apt-get upgrade 32-bit workstation to 64-bit?

HI Ralf,

On Samstag, 6. November 2010, RalfGesellensetter wrote:
> on a brand new 64-bit machine, I started with a Debian Edu Lenny
> workstation image (no LVM of course), that contains some manual tweaks like
> java installations.
> Hence, and because the install deadline is straight ahead, I dare not
> start from scratch with a 64-bit installation. But I consider an apt-get
> upgrade to 64 bit, if this is possible.

why do you consider this?

> To do so, I had to change the arch settings, somewhere?
> Our CPU is some Athlon X2 64bit with 3.2 GB RAM. Is it worth to upgrade
> at least the kernel to 64 bit or even the whole system?

you can just install an amd64 kernel on i386 userland: apt-get install 
linux-image-2.6-amd64. done.


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