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Is their anyway I can switch from Ubuntu 64-bit to Ubuntu 32-bit easily without replacing the whole OS.

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No, I don't think so. You will have to reinstall the entire OS (the root partition, to be precise.). The packages and the kernel will have to switch back to the 32-bit version. At the most, you can keep the same home directory, so you don't lose your settings, bookmarks, Music, Photos, etc.

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And before reinstall you can save your installed package marks from Synaptic (File - Save marks), and install them all in new system. –  Extender May 2 '11 at 14:58
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@Extender: Except that some packages have no equivalent 32-bit version - like ia32-libs. –  Nathan Osman May 3 '11 at 0:30
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