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    Default How to perform off-line live upgrade?

    openSUSE supports for some time online live upgrade. However I see two issues here:



    • minor -- I already have DVD downloaded and burned
    • major -- until now my eth0 card is not oficially supported, so on every upgrade it is disabled, and later I have to install drivers for it. I am afraid it might be the case with live upgrade as well -- i.e. upgrader would "upgrade" the driver for eth0, disabling it, and eventually breaking entire upgrade process


    So I am wondering if I could treat DVD as repository and point it for zypper to perform live upgrade "downloading" packages from the disc? Is it possible? How to do it?


    I cannot run DVD and perform upgrade from there, because installer from the disc has hard time recognizing my LVM partitions, in short -- it does not recognize them. So I though why not try it from running system with fully working partitions.

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    YAST -> Software Repositories -> Add -> ( ) DVD...

    Or just from the command line: zypper ar /path/to/your/dvd/and/suse/ great_name_here

    Yes, you can add any directory with zypper and it'll parse it as a repo :-)
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    Great, so it seems, off-line live upgrade is a possibility here for me. No downsides at all, only advantages.

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    The DVD will not have fixes. Also not all packages are on the DVD. Also not sure what you think an upgrade is?

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    Default Re: How to perform off-line live upgrade?

    On 2013-12-01 17:46, truemacias wrote:
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    > openSUSE supports for some time online live upgrade. However I see two
    > issues here:


    There also the offline upgrade method.

    Online upgrade
    method

    Offline upgrade
    method


    Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes


    openSUSE 12.3 Release Notes


    openSUSE 13.1 Release Notes



    > I cannot run DVD and perform upgrade from there, because installer from
    > the disc has hard time recognizing my LVM partitions, in short -- it
    > does not recognize them. So I though why not try it from running system
    > with fully working partitions.-


    That's too bad.

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    Thank you, but as I wrote before I cannot perform traditional off-line upgrade, because upgrade program does not recognize target partitions.

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    On 2013-12-01 22:36, truemacias wrote:
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    > Thank you, but as I wrote before I cannot perform traditional off-line
    > upgrade, because upgrade program does not recognize target partitions.


    You should report that in Bugzilla.

    openSUSE:Submitting bug
    reports




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    I know :-) It was the first thing I did:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853069

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    It did not take very long to update the computer after the DVD upgrade. I think if was about 116 package for the update?
    Linux since 2008

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    On 2013-12-01 23:46, truemacias wrote:
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    > I know :-) It was the first thing I did:
    > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853069


    Good!

    I had a look. I think they would need the installation logs, too, but as
    you aborted, the hard disk contains nothing. It is possible, I'm not
    sure, that there would be logs in the live system, under
    /var/log/something. Next time, you could have a look, and if there is
    something, save them in a usb stick or one of the available partitions.
    It is tha yast logs which would be interesting.

    Other than that, reproduce the problem in a virtualized system, so that
    it can be studied. I can not do that, as I know very little about LVM.


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