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    julienx132 NNTP User

    Question How can I upgrade my SuSe?

    I have a SuSE linux 9.2(old I know)

    and I want to update it to 11.0

    but it seens impossible for me
    I'm looking for a easy atualization, because YasT do not seen to work with atualizations even on 10.3...
    If it could work like in Ubuntu...(I fairly prefer suse)

    well, anyway a friend of mine has faced the very same problem, but with a OpenSuSE 10.3.....

    I have a 64bit computer but I use a 32bit system, does it make any diference??
    can I upgrade to a 64 bit version??

    sorry the ignorance


    thanks for any help =DDDD

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    Default Re: How can I upgrade my SuSe?

    julienx132 wrote:
    > I have a SuSE linux 9.2(old I know)
    >
    > and I want to update it to 11.0
    >
    > but it seens impossible for me
    > I'm looking for a easy atualization, because YasT do not seen to work
    > with atualizations even on 10.3...
    > If it could work like in Ubuntu...(I fairly prefer suse)
    >
    > well, anyway a friend of mine has faced the very same problem, but with
    > a OpenSuSE 10.3.....
    >
    > I have a 64bit computer but I use a 32bit system, does it make any
    > diference??
    > can I upgrade to a 64 bit version??
    >
    > sorry the ignorance
    >
    >
    > thanks for any help =DDDD
    >
    >

    9.2 to 11.0 I would advise against an upgrade and go for a clean
    install. There were so many different things implemented since 9.2 that
    it will most likely break your system.

    For your friend, 10.3 to 11.0 does work from things I've read but it
    does break some times. It is up to your firend if dealing with a "maybe"
    broken system is worth the hassle if it happens like that.

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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: How can I upgrade my SuSe?

    julienx132 schrieb:
    > I have a SuSE linux 9.2(old I know)
    >
    > and I want to update it to 11.0


    Do a new install. Even if an upgrade from 9.2 (still a 2.4 kernel IIRC)
    to 11.0 would work it would break so many things you'd end up spending
    more time fixing them all than you'd ever spend reinstalling from scratch.

    If you have /home on a separate partition, it's very easy: just tell the
    11.0 installer to mount that on /home without formatting it. If not,
    you'll have to back up your home directory and restore it after the
    installation.

    > I have a 64bit computer but I use a 32bit system, does it make any
    > diference??


    No.

    > can I upgrade to a 64 bit version??


    You can install a 64 bit version if you want, and restore your old
    home directory to it. Personally I would only do that if there's a
    reason, and the only reason I can think of is if your machine has more
    than 2 GB RAM. There is no real advantage of running 64 bit except for
    the bigger address space, and there are still a few rough edges with
    64 bit systems, although they get fewer. (Perhaps I'm a burnt child,
    just having encountered one of the remaining ones.)

    HTH
    T.

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    Default Re: How can I upgrade my SuSe?

    I think you are also going to have problems with /home, because of all the changes in KDE (and Gnome) since 9.2. I would consider making a copy of home somewhere else and doing a clean install. Anything that you currently have in home (like email, browser bookmarks) can be migrated over, piece by piece just as needed. Also, I would install KDE 3.5.9 with 11.0, definitely not KDE 4 at this time.

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