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    Default Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    I noticed during install, I could select which partition to upgrade, my Debian partition was on the list. Can I do this, and will it keep all the installed packages and upgrade them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdonnelly2001 View Post
    I noticed during install, I could select which partition to upgrade, my Debian partition was on the list. Can I do this, and will it keep all the installed packages and upgrade them?
    No.
    This won't work.
    You should format the partition and do a fresh install, otherwise this could lead to problems, I think.

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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    On 2013-11-27 14:26, wolfi323 wrote:
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    > rdonnelly2001;2602627 Wrote:
    >> I noticed during install, I could select which partition to upgrade, my
    >> Debian partition was on the list. Can I do this, and will it keep all
    >> the installed packages and upgrade them?

    > No.
    > This won't work.
    > You should format the partition and do a fresh install, otherwise this
    > could lead to problems, I think.


    Agreed.

    Maybe, just maybe, fstab and user definitions could be imported, but I
    don't know if anybody has done that and reported back. It would be
    interesting to know.

    There is a button on fresh install to import those things.

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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    I will have to put in the DVD and take a look at the import option? I am just wondering if oS can do this upgrade since it was certainly offering the upgrade of Debian as an option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdonnelly2001 View Post
    I am just wondering if oS can do this upgrade since it was certainly offering the upgrade of Debian as an option?
    No, it cannot.
    It just shows all Linux installations it finds.

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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdonnelly2001 View Post
    I will have to put in the DVD and take a look at the import option? I am just wondering if oS can do this upgrade since it was certainly offering the upgrade of Debian as an option?
    It can't see which packages have been installed in Debian (not yet?). Forcing the installer (if it can be forced) to do what you're suggesting will result in a system best described as "a true mess".
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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    On 2013-11-27 16:16, Knurpht wrote:
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    > rdonnelly2001;2602666 Wrote:
    >> I will have to put in the DVD and take a look at the import option?


    Somewhere in the partition screen. And later when it asks you to enter
    user names.

    >> I am
    >> just wondering if oS can do this upgrade since it was certainly offering
    >> the upgrade of Debian as an option?


    It is just a false positive.

    > It can't see which packages have been installed in Debian (not yet?).
    > Forcing the installer (if it can be forced) to do what you're suggesting
    > will result in a system best described as "a true mess".


    It will surely fail at some point, Debian is not rpm based. The openSUSE
    system upgrader at some point has to analyse the rpm database, and as it
    does not exist it will break out at that point.

    If it does not break then (big surprise), it would break later, when it
    attempts to upgrade each individual rpm package. The first step is to
    remove the previous files, then install the new - how can it remove the
    files of rpms that do not exist? Impossible.

    I would like to know the actual error message. Just curious. :-)

    I don't think it can go into the actual process enough to do any damage,
    though.

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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    Okay, yeah I have always heard about mixed distros home problems and even experienced them myself.

    You have convinced me to not do it.
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    Default Re: Install 13.1 over Debian as an upgrade?

    I tried to do it any ways considering I was able to do a clean install, it would not allow an upgrade of Debian.

    I install 1st with Gnome and hated it, then I did it with KDE.

    It is my wife's computer and she has to use what I use if she wants me to administer it for her.
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