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Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit HELP!!!(SOLVED)
« on: November 29, 2016, 10:07:21 pm »
Hello Peppermint people. I'm glad I waited to attempt this since a Peppermint 7 Spinoff has emerged in the mean time. I just want to be super sure of what I'm doing, you all know I have no confidence in this. So when I go to install Peppermint 7 64bit  in my machine, after selecting "something else" I would select only the root partition to format and check all the others as "not used"?
And then after the installation, run all the updates and upgrades and reinstall all the programs I had prior. Does this sound about right? Thanks guys, I appreciate any and all advice. Oh, and I will be sure to "backup, backup, backup".  :-\

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albert@albert-desktop ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: albert-desktop Kernel: 4.4.0-47-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: AM1B-M
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.50 date: 04/29/2015
CPU:       Dual core AMD Sempron 2650 APU with Radeon R3 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1449 MHz 1: 1449 MHz 2: 1449 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KABINI (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-47-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (17.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500AAKX size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 48G used: 9.4G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 16.1C mobo: N/A gpu: 15.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 191 Uptime: 5:48 Memory: 1410.5/7528.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 06:38:17 pm by alynur »
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 02:21:44 am »
Backup! Backup! Backup! If you're missing any of these -  you ain't Backed Up!
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 06:45:53 am »
If you're asking if you can use the /home partition from a 32bit install with the / partition of a 64bit install .. PROBABLY, I can't say I've ever tried.

I'd be 100% sure I had a backup of my user data first though ;)
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 10:15:48 am »
If you're asking if you can use the /home partition from a 32bit install with the / partition of a 64bit install .. PROBABLY, I can't say I've ever tried.

I'd be 100% sure I had a backup of my user data first though ;)



Thanks PCNetSpec, this is my main concern. I'll post back here with how it goes and any problems I run into.  :)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 10:17:52 am by alynur »
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 03:46:44 pm »
HELP! The installer crashed while loading language packages(the last time) and first while loading local sourse packages, I think it was. Anyway, it's crashed twice, so now what do I do?  :'(

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.4.0-47-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: AM1B-M
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.50 date: 04/29/2015
CPU:       Dual core AMD Sempron 2650 APU with Radeon R3 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1449 MHz 1: 1449 MHz 2: 1449 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KABINI (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-47-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 258.1GB (6.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500AAKX size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 8.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.7G used: 133M (4%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 1.94GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 1.94GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 17.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 16.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 27 min Memory: 990.0/7417.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 03:50:19 pm by alynur »
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit HELP!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 04:54:41 pm »
I can boot into the usb drive, that's how I'm here now. I I try to boot without it, I get a grub error message and it offers
grub rescue.
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit HELP!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 05:44:21 pm »
Try this

Boot to the liveUSB and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the desktop, open a terminal and run:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peppermintos/p7-respin-apt-1.2
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
when that's done, close the terminal and install from the "Install Peppermint 7" desktop icon
« Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 12:34:57 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit HELP!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 06:37:09 pm »
Try this

Boot to the liveUSB and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the desktop, open a terminal and run:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peppermintos/p7-respin-apt-1.2
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
when that's done, close the terminal and install from the "Install Peppermint 7" desktop icon

WHEW! That did it, thank you so much PCNetSpec. Now to set it all up the way I like it. Thanks again!  :)
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Re: Upgrading Peppermint 7 32bit to 64bit HELP!!!(SOLVED)
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 12:36:24 am »
You're most welcome alynur :)
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