Switching to 64 bit Raspbian Linux is a snap

Switching to 64 bit Raspbian Linux is a snap

Have you been itching to do 64 Bit ARM assembly program like I have on your Raspberry Pi? I'll bet you have.

I mean, the thing has to be useful for SOMETHING right?

Most Raspbian installs are still on 32 bits, but switching is easy. Make backups and all that and then do:

rpi-update 

Then edit /boot/config.txt and add:

[pi]

 arm_64bit=1

Reboot

That's all there is to it.

Of you do a

uname -m

and see something with v 8 (not 7), you're done. Onto 64 bit assembly coding!

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