I'm using a x86 Arch, and my hard disk is partitioned as follow:
Where "oth" is a partition empy.
I would like to "clone" my actual system to a new 64bit one.
So, I can boot arch-dual-dvd in 64bit mode, install the new arch in sda6 then use it as new root.
I am writing this to ask you whether is possible to "clone" my system as much as possible: installing the same packages, keeping the configuration files ( /etc/ ? ), don't touch the home and re-use in the new system..
Any hint will be REALLY appreciated!
There's no any easier way that what you have already described however I tend to daisy chain my x86_64 and i686 so that I can chroot the i686 under x86_64 and then I have access to 32-bit chroot, (not that I use it all that much). But then you can also make a slight change to your i686 kernel and make it available (with some other installed services), a PXE bootable image for some other device you have laying around.
I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.
You might also want to take a look here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mi … installing