Re: migrating to 64 bit...
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Andrew Sackville-West > That means I
get to move up to 64 bit. In keeping with my personal
> preference to *never* reinstall, I've got an opportunity to attempt to
> migrate a running system from 32 to 64 bit. I also have the
> opportunity to practice on my laptop which could run 64 bit but
Here's a thought. If you can use the laptop, go ahead, but can you
carve out a small place on your desktop for this? I suggest basically
doing a new partition, doing a debootstrap of the current version of
debian you already use, for the amd64 architecture. Prior to doing the
debootstrap, use dpkg --set-selections and save that in a convenient
place, then do a dpkg --get-selections to get all the packages you
It's an approach I'm thinking of doing if I ever get the opporunity to
move to 64bit userland. Here's hoping. ;)
But I wonder if it'll break, so maybe you want to do this on the
laptop instead :).