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What do you consider a fresh install and how are you performing the installation?
From your output it looks like you are actually upgrading from OL 6.0 x86 to 6.3 x64. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is not supported or even worth considering.
Thank you for your response.
I didn't choose upgrade. I chose Fresh Installation.
Sorry for not giving background about the problem
The OEL 6.0 x32 was installed on a server with 64bit architecture, so the power of the server is not utilized well.
I want to completely replace the OEL 6.0 (32 bit) system with OEL 6.3 (64 bit)
Just I choose the mount point of /root and /boot and leave the all partitions with no formatting to save the old data
The above warning in the first post appears. How to avoid it?
Sorry, but where do you see a "Fresh" installation option? The anaconda installer from the installation DVD shows "Install or Upgrade an existing system". So unless you partition and erase a previous installation it won't be fresh, I 'd say.
After these steps, it detects my previous installation and shows me the two options
The same as the below link but for OEL 6.3
I have selected the first option which does fresh installation
That's the installation dialog for RHEL 5.
Dude, I meant like this image but the one of OEL 6.3
The OL 6 installation does not have the same dialog. However, unless you erase the destination target, it won't be a clean installation. I installed 6.3 x86_64 many times and never had such trouble. The reason for your error seems to be that you have not erased the destination target. The installer will obviously not erase your 32-bit system when you install x86_64 over it causing the conflict. The core system can either be 32-bit or 64-bit, but not both.
However, unless you erase the destination target, it won't be a clean installation.Do I need to just format the system root partition?
How to retain the remaining data and sources in the server?
I would do the following: Make a backup of your system. Make a list of what data or settings you need to retain and search Google or the documentation to find the related file locations if you are not sure. It is often faster and certainly better to setup a system from scratch. Then erase/repartition/reinitialize the old system, install a new system and restore only the files you absolutely need.
Dude, Thanks alot
I need to rebuild the stack completely with best practice.
I will open a new thread for that