Advice for "crossgrading" from 32 bit F11 to x64 ?

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Wed Sep 30 02:29:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at> wrote:
> I do a lot of photo processing... things like generating 200 jpgs from
> raw files at one go.   My laptop has 4GB of RAM but is currently only
> using 3GB because I am running a 32 bit kernel.
> uname -a
> Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Fri Sep 25
> 04:30:19 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> Sooner or later I want to upgrade to a 64 bit kernel and 8 GB of RAM.
> Other than this article, I can't find any information on the subject.
> I am looking to do the upgrade WITHOUT reinstalling Fedora.  I've done
> enough re installations in the past to know that I don't want to go
> there.
> Has anyone done crossgraded from 32 to 64 bit ?  What advice do you have
> to offer ?

Have you really done enough upgrades? I think not.  If you did, you
would know that the best advice is to back up your files and perform a
clean install.

> Thanks

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