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Re: [opensuse] switch from 32bit opensuse to 64bit
Per Jessen wrote:
Paul Neuwirth wrote:

> Hallo,
> 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...

:-) It might be intentional. 32bit apps use less memory, if you run a
lot of them, there's more room with a 32bit os.
Would be easy to tell -- if the user has >=8G, go for 64-bit, else

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