View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do i go from ubuntu 32x to 64x?

January 8th, 2010, 07:15 AM
i have a 64bit capable processor but have installed ubuntu 9.10 32x because i didn't know when i got the cd. Is there anything i can do to the update manager or something that turns my system from 32x to 64x?

January 8th, 2010, 07:48 AM
As far as I know, you need to use the 64-bit version of the live CD and reinstall. There is no way to upgrade or update a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version. One bit of encouragement is that it really doesn't take that much to do a fresh install of Ubuntu, especially compared to how much time/work it takes to reinstall Windows. Depending on how many applications and customizations you like to have, a fresh install should only take about an hour.

January 8th, 2010, 08:00 AM
You will need to reinstall. No way to "upgrade" from 32bit to 64bit.

January 8th, 2010, 08:02 AM
But by reinstalling, you'll need to transfer your files onto external storage until you've installed the 64bit Ubuntu.