[sf-lug] Migrate an x86_64 box to i386 without reinstall

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 19:59:06 PST 2007

On Nov 30, 2007 5:38 PM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
> I recommend a fake reinstall with debootstrap.  See
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apds03.html.en for example.
> You can debootstrap a basic Ubuntu/Debian, and then mv your old /usr /var
> /etc into /old-root/{usr,var,etc], and then "mv /new-root/* /" and you'd
> be done.

Good suggestion.  Although, to save all the /etc files I have
modified, I might just copy over the debootstrap /etc directory over
the old /etc directory (after backing up of course).  Thanks...
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

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