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    Default Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    Hi all, big problems with upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3. I burned the iso and chose upgrade option (because when I installed last time it didn't set up the boot management properly to boot into winxp, so I eventually had to reinstall windows).
    Upgrade seemed to work ok, but when it first booted it couldn't load the filesystems properly. I mostly fixed this by editing fstab. Now it boots fully into runlevel 5 and congratualtes me, but I'm left at the command line with no GUI (i use Gnome). Can thos be fixed?

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    I would backup and do a fresh install. 10.2 to 11.3 is a big jump.
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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by ah7013 View Post
    I would backup and do a fresh install. 10.2 to 11.3 is a big jump.
    It's a leap of faith
    I concur here +1 to new install once you back up
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    You should rescue the data from openSUSE and format and reinstall openSUSE, then put the dtata back. IMHO best thing to do at this stage.
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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    On 2011-02-13 07:06, ah7013 wrote:
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    > I would backup and do a fresh install. 10.2 to 11.3 is a big jump.


    I would not.

    The problem is simply the typical graphical setup problem that many people
    have even with a fresh install of 11.3. You simply have to guide him into
    how to configure X in a fresh install.

    One trick I use is simply to also install a small partition fresh, and see
    how it configures the /etc/X11 directory, specially xorg.conf, which in
    11.3 it does not exist.

    Indor: start by renaming that xorg.conf file, so that it doesn't load. You
    probably will need the xorg.conf.d directory and files from a typical 11.3
    install, if the upgrade did not setup that.

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    Sorry Carlos, but I did the re-install before I saw your post. Good news is that the new installation looks great and boots correctly. I did think the upgrade had worked but for the configuration, but since it's worked out OK I'm happy.

    Actually, VERY HAPPY. v11.3 seems a lot easier to use than 10.2 (or any other linux I've used), and its appearance/ is generally cool. I have a slight issue that I'll post in a new thread.

    THANKS TO ALL FOR HELP.

    Cheers

    indor

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    On 2011-02-15 00:36, indor wrote:
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    > Sorry Carlos, but I did the re-install before I saw your post.


    (sigh)

    You were too hasty.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-02-15 00:36, indor wrote:[color=blue]

    (sigh)

    You were too hasty.

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    I think it worked out well for him.

    Carlos. You make yourself some kind of of disciple for the belief that "We should never do New Installations".
    But such a reasoning is not one shared by the vast majority here.
    We might all be wrong, though it seems unlikely.
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    Default Re: Upgrade from 10.2 to 11.3

    On 2011-02-15 06:36, caf4926 wrote:

    > Carlos. You make yourself some kind of of disciple for the belief that
    > "We should never do New Installations".


    No.

    I simply oppose the commom and wrong belief that it is impossible to
    upgrade, and that the solution to problems after upgrades is always to
    install fresh, without even trying to solve the problem.

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