And if you could convert 32bit systems to 64bit on the fly?

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And if you could convert 32bit systems to 64bit on the fly?

Postby zerozero » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:15 pm

Multiarch we all already know (or at least we should :D ) and the most known feature is the possibility of installing 32bit packages and/or libraries in 64bit systems. (yeahh standard)

well apparently the opposite it's also possible (install 64bit packages/libraries in 32bit systems)

according to the bug report i'm quoting (#695182) Jonathan Nieder writes:
Hi Paul,

<-----> wrote:

> Any advice on how I would install a 64-bit kernel, particularly in the
> "Debian world"? Seems to me that on a 32-bit machine, apt-get does not
> "see" the amd64 kernels.

There are two ways.

A) The old-fashioned way:

apt-get install linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64

B) The modern way:

dpkg --add-architecture amd64
apt-get update
apt-get install linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64:amd64

Hope that helps,

anyone for the test :mrgreen: :?:

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Re: And if you could convert 32bit systems to 64bit on the f

Postby widget » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:26 pm

That might be fun to try.

I have some 32bit installs on my loaner and a drive in another external that I am about to wipe and start over with. May just copy one of those installs over there and give it a whack.

Would be great for someone with a 32bit install on a 64bit box that they now know is 64 and didn't when they installed. (Don't look at me that way - it happens)

Would be great for an install that someone wants to keep but are upgrading to a new 64 bit box.

Would be great fun for a grumpy geezer to play with. Guess I better do that sometime this week.
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