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  1. #1
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    upgrade 32bit to 64bit

    Is there a way to upgrade an existing 32bit-system to a 64-bit-system?

    I run 32-bit systems on 64-bit-hardware and I think its time to get a first look on 64bit, so I could check it out. Additionally I have 8Gigs on several machines, which still is a problem with 32-bit to me. (see my other post about PAE-kernel).

    I run 7.10 and 8.04-machines, so the question applies to both ubuntu-versions.

    Additionally: How do I find out if my hardware is 64bit-able if I'm not sure. I know for my Xeon-machines, but on two older machines, I am not sure:

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 15
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz

    and (very unlikely)

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 15
    model : 95
    model name : AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+

    thnx,
    p
    Last edited by gruadp; July 23rd, 2008 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: upgrade 32bit to 64bit

    Is there a way to upgrade an existing 32bit-system to a 64-bit-system?
    No, there is not. To get 64-bit, you must install with the 64-bit of Hardy Heron or whatever version you wish to use.
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