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Old 03-18-2008, 08:14 AM   #1
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ubuntu32 -> 64bit upgrade?

Hi Guys

I first installed ubuntu 7.10 64bit and it worked a charm, but I screwed something up and decided upon a fresh reinstall, but I installed from the 32bit disk

Obviously I have a 64bit processor, and would really like to get the most out of my linux machine, is there an easy way to "upgrade" the installation? I have tried googling for a solution but it seems to require a lot of modification and would hence be better for (another) reinstall

Is there any kind of tool/application that can take care of this upgrade?

I look forward to hearing your advice

Old 03-18-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Not worth the update.
Since its a fresh install, I would recommend you perform a new install.

PS: I have a 64 bit machine that runs 32 bit ubuntu. Works perfectly fine. I had to install 32 bit because I couldn't get a lot of media apps to work on 64 bit. For me, media apps were important - home desktop.

Hope that helps



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