[plug] Looking for assistance with a recent Debian upgrade
joe at chem.com.au
Fri Dec 20 09:22:11 AWST 2019
Will be doing my backups first, starting straight after everyone else
goes home early for their Christmas break at about lunchtime. I found
that crossgrading page late yesterday - printed it ready for the weekend.
Planning on upgrading the kernel first and making sure that it boots and
runs ok with a newer kernel first before I attempt the crossgrade.
We are effectively closed until January 6 so I have plenty of time to
get this done before everyone else returns to work (I am only taking the
few days between Christmas and New Year).
On 19/12/19 11:38 pm, Brad Campbell wrote:
> On 18/12/19 1:13 pm, Joe Aquilina wrote:
>> I have been reluctant to jump to amd64 on this system because it is a
>> rather complicated setup, which I am not confident that I could
>> recreate from scratch if the worst happened. But as you say, perhaps
>> it is time to do it anyway.
> I've run i386 distributions on x64 kernels for years.
> Last week I crossgraded a Devuan ASCII (So Debian Stretch) install
> from i386 to x64 relatively painlessly. Anything post Wheezy can be
> done with the instructions here : https://wiki.debian.org/CrossGrading
> That machine had been running an i386 distribution on an x64 kernel
> for probably 10 years before I got around to upgrading the userspace.
> It's co-located on the other side of the globe, so there were
> precautionary backups and much arse clenching during the process, but
> it all went cleanly. I'm sure had I not had comprehensive backups it
> wouldn't have been anywhere near as smooth however.
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