32bit Debian -> 64bit Debian
I have an Athlon 64 laptop and for pure ease of use I installed 32bit Debian. Now I have got that up and running I am now considering upgrading to 64bit Debian.
I have the following partitions:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 57G 31G 26G 55% /
tmpfs 253M 0 253M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 94M 6.6M 82M 8% /boot
/dev/hda1 17G 12G 5.4G 69% /autofs/windows
As I don't want to have to back up my all my data I thought I could resize hda3, create a new data partition, backup everything onto that and then rebuild the main partition as 64 bit.
Really just wanted to see if anyone had any good ideas on how to do this? Has anyone gone through the same process of moving to 64bit? How easy is it to resize a reiserfs partition? Can you use 32bit drivers with the 64bit kernel?