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    Default Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    Hi all!

    Just wanted to add my trouble-free experience to the discussion.

    I updated from 12.3 to 13.1 through zypper (first time I did so) following the instructions on this page:

    SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE

    I had no problem whatsoever during and after the installation, with one minor wart:

    at boot, the grub menu now says "opensuse 12.3", even if it correctly points to the latest kernel. Tried to reinstall grub, but did not fix the problem -- do I have to manually correct the label?

    I was also left with a doubt:

    i followed the guide above also in using tmux to launch "zypper dup", but i never used a multi-plexer before, and _after_ I launched the update I wondered whether I had to detach the tmux window from the konsole window, in order to protect the process from any X crash.

    Thanks in advance!
    federico

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    Quote Originally Posted by reducto View Post
    Hi all!

    Just wanted to add my trouble-free experience to the discussion.

    I updated from 12.3 to 13.1 through zypper (first time I did so) following the instructions on this page:

    SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE

    I had no problem whatsoever during and after the installation, with one minor wart:

    at boot, the grub menu now says "opensuse 12.3", even if it correctly points to the latest kernel. Tried to reinstall grub, but did not fix the problem -- do I have to manually correct the label?

    I was also left with a doubt:

    i followed the guide above also in using tmux to launch "zypper dup", but i never used a multi-plexer before, and _after_ I launched the update I wondered whether I had to detach the tmux window from the konsole window, in order to protect the process from any X crash.

    Thanks in advance!
    federico
    I have a bash script for working with Grub 2 which allows edit of all config files:

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    Download the bash script and get it working and I can point you to what you can edit for the name.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    Quote Originally Posted by reducto View Post
    at boot, the grub menu now says "opensuse 12.3", even if it correctly points to the latest kernel. Tried to reinstall grub, but did not fix the problem -- do I have to manually correct the label?
    Yes, that's a known problem, that already occured when upgrading from 12.2 to 12.3. The Label is not changed because it is user editable.

    Use YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options to change it.
    Or edit /etc/default/grub directly and call "sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" afterwards.

    I was also left with a doubt:

    i followed the guide above also in using tmux to launch "zypper dup", but i never used a multi-plexer before, and _after_ I launched the update I wondered whether I had to detach the tmux window from the konsole window, in order to protect the process from any X crash.
    No. tmux keeps running in the background even if the X session crashes, that's its purpose.
    Anyway, I never had such a crash when doing the distribution upgrade inside KDE.
    Maybe it's more dangerous in other DEs though.

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    Default Re: Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    On 2013-11-28 22:56, reducto wrote:

    > the problem -- do I have to manually correct the label?


    Yes.

    Edit "/etc/default/grub", the entry:

    Code:
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="openSUSE 13.1"
    then run:

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/grub2-mkconfig --output=/boot/grub2/grub.cfg

    >
    > I was also left with a doubt:
    >
    > i followed the guide above also in using tmux to launch "zypper dup",
    > but i never used a multi-plexer before, and _after_ I launched the
    > update I wondered whether I had to detach the tmux window from the
    > konsole window, in order to protect the process from any X crash.


    My recommendation would be to switch to runlevel 3 and run the dup from
    there.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Yes, that's a known problem, that already occured when upgrading from 12.2 to 12.3. The Label is not changed because it is user editable.

    Use YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options to change it.
    Or edit /etc/default/grub directly and call "sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" afterwards.


    No. tmux keeps running in the background even if the X session crashes, that's its purpose.
    Anyway, I never had such a crash when doing the distribution upgrade inside KDE.
    Maybe it's more dangerous in other DEs though.
    Good to know! thanks for the quick reply.

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    Default Re: Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-11-28 22:56, reducto wrote:

    > I was also left with a doubt:
    >
    > i followed the guide above also in using tmux to launch "zypper dup",
    > but i never used a multi-plexer before, and _after_ I launched the
    > update I wondered whether I had to detach the tmux window from the
    > konsole window, in order to protect the process from any X crash.


    My recommendation would be to switch to runlevel 3 and run the dup from
    there.
    yes, that makes a lot of sense

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    Default Re: Live distribution upgrade to 13.1 - no problems!

    As pointed by wolfi323 above, it is easy in yast2
    all you have to do is replace 12.3 to 13.1.
    I did this when I updated mine a couple of days ago.
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