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Re: [opensuse] switch from 32bit opensuse to 64bit
On 03/12/2014 12:58 PM, Paul Neuwirth wrote:
I accidently installed 32 bit opensuse on several machines.
Is there an easy way to switch to 64bit? such as adding 86_64 repos and zypper --dup --allow-architecture-change (unfortunately this option doesn't exist)?
Any hints?
A notice in the setup, that a 32bit os is going to be installed on a 64bit system would be very nice...
Thanks a lot in advance

On 11/21/2013 10:43 AM, Frederic Crozat wrote:
Le mercredi 20 novembre 2013 à 23:21 +0200, ellanios82 a écrit :
Hello List

- is it possible to use Tumbleweed, to effect a transition from 32 bit
to 64 bit architecture ?
my answer isn't tumbleweed specific, since I was able to do it on
regular release (and with Tumbleweed being mostly empty now, it is the
right moment to try it).

The way I did it is to use the DVD 64 bit image, boot the installer and
choose "upgrade". The installer won't detect the 32bit image, unless you
tell it to accept "unsupported" configuration (I don't remember the
exact wording). Then, you'll be able to choose your 32bit partition.

This is totally unsupported, of course, but as I said, I was able to
migrate some systems with this setup.

Good luck ;)



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