Re: From 32 to 64 bit Update or new install?
From: TokaMundo (TokaMundo_at_weedizgood.org)
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 21:58:51 GMT
On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 19:07:28 +1000, David Bailey
<Newsgroups@bailey.id.au> Gave us:
>On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 12:19:12 +0000, TokaMundo wrote:
>> Hey guys. I am going to a dual core 64 bit platform.
>> Sweet Asus MOBO and an AMD Manchester dual core at 3800+
>> It booted up fine (my old 9.3 install), but failed to hit my new SLI
>> nvidia card with the driver that got installed for the old Gforce4. No
>> It booted under knoppix great as well, seeing both the dual CPUs as
>> well as the SATA drive.
>> What I want to know is can I simply place the Suse install disc in (5
>> disc set) and select upgrade to initiate a full re-examination of my
>No, the 5 CD set doesn't contain the 64 bit stuff, ONLY the DVD version
>does. See the SuSe website and another thread just near this one titled
>"64 bit goof-up?" for more info on this. Essentially the CD set contains
>the full 32 bit version only, whilst the DVD contains the full 64 bit and
>a reasonable selection / most of the 32 bit version.
>I have a similar situation on my work box (2.8GHz Intel Dual Core). I
>initially installed the 32 bit version, as I didn't have the 64 bit at
>the time. I started the upgrade the other day, but chickened out when the
>installer complained that it couldn't resolve some dependency involving
>a library which reports the system as 32 bit to those 32 bit apps that
>ask it (I can't remember the name of the library) I figured that might be
> a good thing to happen, lest they get upset and sulk.
>I'd be very interested to see how you go though. If it works for you, I
>would probably try as well. I agree with you, and suspect it *should*
>work ... Good theory that :)
One would think that the only disc in the x86_64/iso directory would
then be the DVD.
I noticed that yast online update also points at 32 bit directories
as well. Even if the 64 bit update directory is pointed at through
the user selection dialog, the only directory that it seeks from is