[OT] Linux 32-bit to 64-bit

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Wed Aug 19 20:59:12 CEST 2015


On 2015-08-19 20:52, Richmond wrote:
> I might actually "pull my finger out" and change my Xubuntu box over
> to a 64-bit version of the OS only because:
> 
> 1. LiveCode 8 ?????
> 
> 2. VMware player does not work on Xubuntu 15.04 or 15.10 with the 4.1 
> kernel.
> 
> However, I am hoping I can do this while hanging onto my HOME partition 
> . . .
> 
> Can this be done?

Yes, I did exactly this a few years ago (in fact, I think I went 32-bit, 
to 64-bit, to 32-bit, and back to 64-bit, bringing my /home all the 
way).

Unless you have custom-compiled programs in /home, you should be fine.  
Otherwise, you may need to compile them again, or install 32-bit 
compatibility libraries (because 64-bit Linux can still run 32-bit 
programs).  Good luck!

                            Peter

P.S. I recommend making good backups first, of course.  But I'm sure you 
already have them. :-)

-- 
Dr Peter Brett



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