On 03/30/2017 02:00 PM, arch-ports-request(a)archlinux.org wrote:
>> in case you want to upgrade your i686 system to a x86 one, there are
>> usually migration instruction on arch compatible websites. For example
>> this one is how to move from arch gnu/linux x86 to a completely free
>> distribution called parabola.
>> moving to other architectures (for example i686 to x86, since ARM would
>> not make any sense) is completely analogous.
>> I really hope that I got your question right, and was able to help.
> So there are three problems here. The first is top-posting, please
> avoid it in the future.
> The second is the thinly-veiled distro sniping. Honestly, I would have let it go were it anything but Parabola.
> Because what you're then doing is the third problem, encouraging them to go to a migration
> page which reads thusly:
> Step 1: Change your mirrors
> Step 2: Replace your repos and packages
> Step 3: Update your bootloader
> Step 4: Congratulations, you're screwed because we didn't mention until
> the post-installation blurb that you now have a free system without
> non-free firmware and drivers and some of your hardware may now be
> broken! Step 4 is to go out and buy a new wifi dongle and/or video card.
> Libre distros are fine. This seems pretty ill-advised.
What about inline? And why is bottom-posting better than top-posting?
I supplied the link, because it documented well how to migrate to
another arch like distribution, without booting a live medium, and going
through installation once again. It intended to be a guideline, rather
than a clear instruction what steps to follow. Line 10 of my reply
should have made it clear.
> Congratulations, you're screwed
Are we on 4chan here or something?
> some of you hardware may now be broken!
You don't believe this yourself, do you?
What's the third problem?
to not loose any potential new i686-users, I moved on by forking archiso
and generating a current dual-bootable iso. Currently it resides at
https://eckner.net/archlinux-2017.03.25-dual.iso, but maybe somewhen in
the future we can move it to some more official place ;-)
The source of archiso32 resides at github: github.com/archlinux32/archiso32.
I stumbled upon one question:
Is it desirable to have the iso dual bootable (i686 and x86_64) or do we
want a solely i686-iso?
The benefit of a i686-only-iso would be, that it'd fit on a cd. The
benefit of a dual-bootable one would be, that we could use archiso32 as
it is right now and that you can boot any machine (32 or 64 bits) with
this - obviously.
Any comments are appreciated.
in case you want to upgrade your i686 system to a x86 one, there are
usually migration instruction on arch compatible websites. For example
this one is how to move from arch gnu/linux x86 to a completely free
distribution called parabola.
moving to other architectures (for example i686 to x86, since ARM would
not make any sense) is completely analogous.
I really hope that I got your question right, and was able to help.
> I recently installed 2 machines, 'home servers' with a 686 build.
> Will there be an upgrade path provided or do I have to reinstall both