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Old 10-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
morrgp
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Upgrading from Slackware32 to Slackware64


I would like to upgrade from slackware 13.1 (with updates, etc.) to slackware64. I have updated some of the packages to support other applications which I have installed. Some of the new applications were from SlackBuilds.org and others I just downloaded the source and compiled them. Can I just do an "upgradepkg" on the distribution or do I have to wipe out everything and start from scratch. What about the added applications?
 
Old 10-08-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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An upgrade is probably possible, but personally I wouldn't bother. Just backup what you need and do a fresh install. Anything you built from SlackBuilds you will want to recompile for 64 bit anyway.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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OK. I am writing this from a windows machine :>(
I saved my data files and wiped out my linux partitions. I used the dvd I burned from the slackware mirrors and did a full install. Everything looked great!! I booted my new install and everything looked good until it was time to login. I got the prompt and then my compaq keyboard froze. I could not even type in "root" for a username. control-alt-delete does not work. Now what???
 
  


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