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

Sat Aug 3 16:23:24 UTC 2013
Ahmed <ahmed.daud500 at gmail.com>

On 08/03/2013 08:42 PM, Nux! wrote:
> 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.
Thank you so much. Have a nice day!
Kind Regards.