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On 2010-02-08 00:26, Eberhard Moenkeberg wrote:
On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 22:45:22 +0100 "Carlos E. R." <> wrote:
Has anybody done this, an upgrade from 32 to 64 bits? Does it work? Is it "supported"?
I guess it is not officially supported, but If you know what you are doing, you could probabyly make it work.
The problem is, IIUC, that you need a system that's halfway consistent and capable of running binaries throughout the update. As soon as an important (to the rest of the update process) binary is updated to 64 bit, you are screwed.
After that, it might work. Keep us posted on your success. I might actually try this in a virtual machine one day, sounds interesting ;)
I'd be interested in knowing if it "should" work before I attempt it, instead of being the guinea pig. Hopefully from the devs that designed the upgrade process ;-)
It should work without any special preparations if you boot "from outside" to do the update 32 -> 64.
Did I say that it is the retail DVD? Yes, the update runs from the DVD live system on a "dead", aka stopped, system, so that is not an issue. I'm not doing a "zypper dup" procedure, that definitely would not work (IMO).
You see, it has been told here, for years, that this upgrade (32-->64) is impossible. But the dvd message box doesn't say that... :-? So I thought it might work now.
In fact, the retail 11.2 DVD only contains the x64 version, that's why I discovered this. :-o
- -- Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R. (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))