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Re: Lenny: which arch for a Intel Core 2 Duo?

On Monday 2009 January 05 10:16:22 Jochen Schulz wrote:
> Paul Cartwright:
> > # uname -a
> > Linux paulandcilla 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Mon Dec 15 18:15:07 UTC 2008 i686
> > GNU/Linux
> >
> > so what would I need to do to run amd64 ??
> Re-install.

It is, in theory, possible to start from a x86 system, build an amd64 kernel, 
reboot and then walk your userland up to amd64 gradually.  However, I've 
never seen/heard of it done in practice, and it would be a tricky (read: 
error-prone) set of steps.

If you have some extra diskspace, you can even do the install in a chroot 
(debootstrap FTW!) and only reboot once it is complete, minimizing downtime.
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