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ottavio 10-02-2011 12:37 PM

Converting a working 64-bit system to 32-bit, possible? And how?
 
Hello *,

I have a minimal slackware64 (current) system installed on a flash drive. I use it as a kind of recovery tool and for emergency connection to the Internet. I only have packages from series a, ap, n, l, x + firefox. I need to use it with older machines and I need to convert it to 32 bit, if possible without reinstalling from scratch.

What would happen if I edited /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to point to the correspondent 32 directory and then run:
Code:

slackpkg update && slackpkg upgrade-all
And if this was too radical what if I "upgraded" only the kernel + essential packages and then run the upgrade on the rest of the system?

Thank you

gilead 10-02-2011 07:28 PM

I don't think it's possible as the changes affect just about everything. However, generic flash drives have come down in price, can you build a second one in 32 bit?

ReaperX7 10-03-2011 08:30 PM

It's not possible to convert a 64-bit OS into a 32-bit OS on any operating system on any platform without a complete re-installation.

Why do you need to convert it to a 32-bit OS anyway? Are you planning on using the drive that it's installed onto with a non-64-bit compliant PC like a Pentium 4, Athlon XP, or Geode GX?

ottavio 10-04-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReaperX7 (Post 4489273)

Why do you need to convert it to a 32-bit OS anyway? Are you planning on using the drive that it's installed onto with a non-64-bit compliant PC?

Yes!


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