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evoweiss
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Migrating my gentoo system across architectures Reply with quote

Hi all,

At work there has just been a cycle of upgrades, so I have received a new desktop PC and I'd like my present desktop PC to become my file server as it's far better than my present file server.

So, the question I have is how to best migrate from a x86 to amd64 architecture. I suppose part of it all would be to copy the contents of /home and some shared directories, but what is the easiest way to get everything else onto the new PC?

Best,

Alex
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evoweiss,

There is no 32 bit to 64 bit upgrade path. Salvage your /home, /etc to refer to and your world file.
Do a new install, referring to you /etc put the world file in place and do
Code:
emerge -e world
to build a 64 bit version of your world.

Its not quite that easy ... but you know your way around.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:

There is no 32 bit to 64 bit upgrade path. Salvage your /home, /etc to refer to and your world file.
Do a new install, referring to you /etc put the world file in place and do
Code:
emerge -e world
to build a 64 bit version of your world.

Its not quite that easy ... but you know your way around.


I thought that might be the case, but was just checking in case there was something I was missing.

Thanks!

Best,

Alex
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