View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing 32-bit over 64-bit

April 24th, 2009, 02:42 AM
I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04. I didn't see any major difference between that and 32-bit so for Ubuntu 9.04 I will be installing 32-bit over the 64-bit installation. It's probably a dumb question but I'm going to keep my /home partition... will my preferences for applications still be saved or does 64-bit do things differently than 32-bit?


April 24th, 2009, 03:54 AM
The short answer is that should be no problem at all.

It is possible for programs to save data in such a way as to cause problems here, but I think the likelihood of that occurring is extremely small, in fact, as a programmer, I'm having difficulty conceiving exactly how I might do that without going out of my way to inconvenience people.

If there is a problem, either the program will complain and you can just delete it's config files, or you'll notice some other wierdness, and again, just delete the offending configuration files and you'll be peachy.

All your normal data (pictures movies music documents lolcats) will certainly be unaffected

April 24th, 2009, 04:22 AM
But if you didn't see a major difference, why switch at all? x64 is the future.