[CentOS] [Centos]Converting 32bit system to 64bit system

Sat Aug 3 15:42:29 UTC 2013
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

On 03.08.2013 14:35, Ahmed wrote:
> On 08/03/2013 05:45 PM, Nux! wrote:
>> On 03.08.2013 07:32, Ahmed wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>           I am thinking about converting my centos 6.3 32bit system 
>>> to
>>> centos 6.4 64bit system. Please let me know what are the 
>>> consequences
>>> of
>>> conducting this type of activity?
>> Ahmed,
>> Do you want to do a live/"in place" migration to 64bit? If yes, I
>> recommend backing up and reinstalling from scratch or if you have a 
>> home
>> partition just let it be unformatted and your settings should be
>> preserved - most of the stuff in /home is arch-agnostic.
> Yes, I want to do a live "in place" migration. My main concern is to
> preserve the home partition. I don't care about the software and 
> rpm's.
> SO is it 100% safe to leave the home partition untouch during the
> installation will preserve the whole /home partition and data in it?
> Thank you so much for your support.
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During the installation make sure to choose "custom partitioning" and 
leave the home partition unformatted. It's all pretty intuitive, you 
just need to pay a bit of attention.
As always, backups are recommended no matter what.

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