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Old 03-24-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
J1tterBug
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Dual boot Slackware with Slackware??


So after a week of wrestling with my first-ever linux install, i finally get up and running, only to find out i installed the 32-bit version.

Apparently i have the nasty habit of "lazy-reading", picking out key-words, too lazy or too impatient to focus and carefully comb through info.

I have a UEFI system which i wanted to use, though had to settle for Legacy Mode because i was using the 32-bit Slack14.1.

I bought the Slackware 14.1 CD SET from the slackware.com store, thinking it had both versions (32-bit & 64-bit). My bad. (along with the book and t-shirt, but those are working out fine, plus the Mayan T is awesome)

I could install slackware 14.1 64-bit on the same drive as the 32-bit, like any other dual-boot correct?

Are there any other ways i could "upgrade" (in a sense) my 32-bit to 64-bit, or is a clean install the best bet?

thankyou
 
Old 03-24-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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I bought the Slackware 14.1 CD SET from the slackware.com store, thinking it had both versions (32-bit & 64-bit). My bad. (along with the book and t-shirt, but those are working out fine, plus the Mayan T is awesome)
Indeed, the 64 bit version only comes on DVD and the DVD set has both versions.
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I could install slackware 14.1 64-bit on the same drive as the 32-bit, like any other dual-boot correct?
Yes, works without any problems. Though you will also have to use legacy mode, since you can't dual-boot UEFI and non-UEFI.
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Are there any other ways i could "upgrade" (in a sense) my 32-bit to 64-bit, or is a clean install the best bet?
No (good and working) way to upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, so a fresh install is needed.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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I could install slackware 14.1 64-bit on the same drive as the 32-bit, like any other dual-boot correct?
Yes. Just make one stanza for each system in /etc/lilo.conf.

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Are there any other ways i could "upgrade" (in a sense) my 32-bit to 64-bit, or is a clean install the best bet?
A clean install will be a lot safer and faster.

PS. Too late.
 
Old 04-19-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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UEFI is overrated anyways
 
  


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