View Full Version : [kubuntu] upgrade 8.10 32 bit to 64 bit

January 15th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Hi everyone I am loving my kubuntu with virtual box now that I have upgraded my memory. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to upgrade to kubuntu 64 bit without doing a fresh install. I have alot of thrid party updates as well. Any help is greatly appreciated. I am at the point sense I am using virtualbox that I can do away with dual booting if I dont have to reinstall everything in virtual box also when I upgrade.

January 15th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Nope, it's not... On the other hand: as long as you've 4GB RAM or less there's not much reason to change to 64bit.

January 15th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Do you have a seperate /home partition?

January 16th, 2009, 12:35 AM
do you have 64 bit hardware?

January 16th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Hi, yes my system supports 64 bit, thank everyone for your replies.

January 16th, 2009, 01:29 AM
There is a way to move your entire /home onto a partition:

if you do so you'll have to reinstall root and any programs you installed but /home should be safe, backup very important files externally as a precaution nonetheless.

January 16th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Ok thank you`

January 16th, 2009, 04:57 AM
Thank you I will check out that thread.