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LinuxGold
July 24th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bit) is currently installed on my system. Is there any way I can upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit using apt-get install?

realzippy
July 24th, 2009, 01:33 PM
I think this is not possible.Only way is keeping your homefolder during
a fresh 64 bit installation..

LinuxGold
July 24th, 2009, 01:34 PM
I think this is not possible.Only way is keeping your homefolder during
a fresh 64 bit installation..

*grumble* Thanks. How do I check which 32 or 64 bit am I using, I don't see "64" anywhere in uname -a

realzippy
July 24th, 2009, 01:40 PM
No 64? So you are using 32 bit..

My uname -a output (64bit):

Linux HAL9000 2.6.27-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Jul 7 22:18:38 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

...mind that: x86_64

have a look:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=278606

LinuxGold
July 24th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Alright, mine is i686. I have not used Linux in past 3 years. I started out using Slackware in 1995 up until 3 years ago. I am so excited to re-learn linux all over again, the love of my life!

realzippy
July 24th, 2009, 01:51 PM
You definitely will have fun.The push forward linux got the last 2 years
is amazingly huge...

...and not only because of those fancy desktop-effects ;-))

LinuxGold
July 24th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Of course! I am deploying ubuntu server for my workplace. Possibly edubuntu for workstations...