Lee Marzke on 18 Dec 2009 18:20:13 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] converting 32 -> 64 bit

Randall A Sindlinger wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 08:46:18AM -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
>> This is a follow up to my VBox questions.
>> I am looking for strategy suggestions on converting 32 bit Kubuntu 9.10 to 64 
>> bit.  
> Art,
> I think my first question is _why_?
> Is there a specific 64-bit app you want to run?  Do you need to learn to manage
> 64-bit OSes?  Do you want access to more memory?  Or did someone just laugh at
> you for still running 32-bit?  :-)
> Converting to 64-bit for the sake of converting doesn't really make sense to me.
> That's kinda why FDR was elected to 4 terms in office during WWII.
> Each different need may very likely have a different "best" solution.  (Eg, if 
> someone laughed at you, I know someone who can make sure they don't laugh again
> for a while :-)
> -Randall

As of Karmic,  there is now a pae enabled desktop kernel.

If your not running any 64 bit apps,
you could just install the  linux-2.6.31-17-generic-pae  and
then access all 4G of RAM without reinstalling.


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