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Old 05-18-2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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Upgrade SuSE 9.3 32 bit to 64 bit

Is it possible to upgrade a working SuSE 9.3 Pro 32 bit installation to 64 bit via YaST or apt4suse?

Is it simply a matter of adding the repositories to apt sources.list or YaST directories?

Or, do I have to make a clean install?
Old 05-19-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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You should be able to upgrade using the YaST System Update tool, and could do that by adding the appropriate repositories as sources or from CD / DVD. An Update is sometimes problematic though, and a clean install is less likely to cause problems.
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It's worth a try I suppose, but going from 32 bit to 64 bit is going to replace just about everything anyways.

I'd go for the clean install.
Old 05-19-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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Yah. After trying to upgrade 8.3 to 9.3 and getting a thourghly messed up system (major changes between version, I guess), I copied /home, /root, /boot, and /etc (for comparison and copy-back if possible), I did a fresh install of 9.3 and got a clean system. Copied back /home, /root, and a few customised configs from /etc. /boot was completely changed because of kernel versions, etc.

Guess I'll just bite the bullet and do a clean install. A recent full backup is waiting in the wings, just in case.

Thanks for your replies.


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