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    SuSE Linux from 32bit to 64bit

    Hi folks,

    I have, AMD 64bit. My questions here is:

    1. Can I convert within Linux or Linux boot 64bit and then change (if the corresponding hardware is already installed), or should I use when booting the DVD is already in the drive?

    Or is it SuSE / Novell Linux completely confused whether now 32bit or 64bit are indoors, so I think I did not switch to Linux 64bit need (never change a running system)?

    2. Can I use the DVD again or is there an extra DVD with Suse Linux 64bit (this is a silly question)?

    3. Is the change in general (whether 32 or 64bit) from 9.3 to 10.0, or there are problems with the 10.0 or incompatibilities?

    Thanks in advance for answers

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    Re: SuSE Linux from 32bit to 64bit

    Hi,

    1. Can I convert within Linux or Linux boot 64bit and then change (if the corresponding hardware is already installed), or should I use when booting the DVD is already in the drive?
    Reinstalling probably does better. Especially to be a mixture
    of old and new software to avoid. Conversely: if the installation via the disk partition is not formatted?

    Or is it SuSE / Novell Linux completely confused whether now 32bit or 64bit are indoors, so I think I did not switch to Linux 64bit need (never change a running system)?
    64 bit is the newer and the experience grows from day to day.
    Unfortunately, the problems with it ..
    2. Can I use the DVD again or is there an extra DVD with Suse Linux 64bit (this is a silly question)?

    3. Is the change in general (whether 32 or 64bit) from 9.3 to 10.0, or there are problems with the 10.0 or incompatibilities?
    Proposal: separate disk / partition and SUSE + 64 bit, and then reinstall times look ;-)
    Generally the problems lurking in the hardware support and
    of the newly programmed software.

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    Re: SuSE Linux from 32bit to 64bit

    Yes, some hardware drivers are not yet 64-bit fixed. IIRC This applies especially for things that are proprietary, for example binary for graphics cards, printers and Wi-Fi Dingens ( "ndiswrapper"). We learn from it: pure hardware with open source drivers should necessarily be the preferred.

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