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    Default upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    hello

    i made the update from 12.3 as usual
    after the first step of the update is done
    the machine restarts in 12.3 after a rather long latency time
    and the password is rejected in the login console
    except when being root


    on any subsequent restart of the machine only entry with 12.3 are showing up in grub list o- the screen


    this is extremely annoying
    for a non beta version i would say this is unacceptable!


    jean pierre aubry

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dedalus2 View Post
    i made the update from 12.3 as usual
    And how is "as usual"?

    I upgraded another system yesterday (with the NET-install CD) and again had no problems whatsoever.

    after the first step of the update is done
    the machine restarts in 12.3 after a rather long latency time
    and the password is rejected in the login console
    except when being root
    So you cannot login as user even in text mode?
    Check in YaST->Security and Users->User and Group Management that your user is actually created.

    Are you sure it restarts in 12.3?
    Code:
    cat /etc/os-release
    on any subsequent restart of the machine only entry with 12.3 are showing up in grub list o- the screen
    Enter YaST->System->Boot Loader->Boot Loader Options and change it there.
    That "Vendor" string is user editable, that's why it is not changed automatically.

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dedalus2 View Post
    hello

    i made the update from 12.3 as usual
    What is "Usual" to you is not usual to many others. There are several ways to go from 12.3 to 13.1 (installing fresh while keeping your data, using the Upgrade feature of the DVD, changing your repos and zypper dup, ..........). Please do not take for granted that people do things the same as you do them. Explain, explain, explain. We are not clairvoyant, nor can we look over your shoulders.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    What is "Usual" to you is not usual to many others. There are several ways to go from 12.3 to 13.1 (installing fresh while keeping your data, using the Upgrade feature of the DVD, changing your repos and zypper dup, ..........). Please do not take for granted that people do things the same as you do them. Explain, explain, explain. We are not clairvoyant, nor can we look over your shoulders.
    i do fully agree with you about explaining (though this is the first time i am running into this kind of trouble, i use SuSE since version 5.3!)


    i did upgrade from the dvd
    and i have just noticed that all the repositories were marked as unused (or i similar word as i am on a french language version)
    i have just started again with the repositories enabled
    looks like taking a much longer time


    however you say "(installing fresh while keeping your data, using the Upgrade feature of the DVD, changing your repos and zypper dup, ..........)"
    where are all these options explained?

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    [QUOTE=dedalus2;2607254
    i did upgrade from the dvd
    and i have just noticed that all the repositories were marked as unused (or i similar word as i am on a french language version)
    i have just started again with the repositories enabled
    looks like taking a much longer time[/QUOTE]
    How many repos do you have then?

    It is of course a fact that the upgrade can be troublesome if you have a lot of third party repos.

    however you say "(installing fresh while keeping your data, using the Upgrade feature of the DVD, changing your repos and zypper dup, ..........)"
    where are all these options explained?
    SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE f.e.

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    i cannot tell the exact number of repository as the upgrade is underway now
    but it is betwwen 5 and 10

    but this the first time that i run in such troubles
    while running an upgrade
    until very recently it was ok on amachine disconnected from internet with only the dvd
    is that impossible nowadays

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dedalus2 View Post
    i cannot tell the exact number of repository as the upgrade is underway now
    but it is betwwen 5 and 10
    Well, it also depends on _what_ repositories and which packages they contain...

    but this the first time that i run in such troubles
    while running an upgrade
    until very recently it was ok on amachine disconnected from internet with only the dvd
    is that impossible nowadays
    Of course.
    SDB:Offline upgrade - openSUSE

    But the stuff not contained on the DVD will of course not be upgraded, you have to do that manually afterwards.

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    On 2013-12-11 12:26, wolfi323 wrote:

    >> but this the first time that i run in such troubles
    >> while running an upgrade
    >> until very recently it was ok on amachine disconnected from internet
    >> with only the dvd
    >> is that impossible nowadays

    > Of course.
    > 'SDBffline upgrade - openSUSE'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/SDBffline_upgrade)
    >
    > But the stuff not contained on the DVD will of course not be upgraded,
    > you have to do that manually afterwards.


    Exactly.

    basically you need (in text mode):

    Code:
    zypper dup
    zypper up
    zypper patch
    rcrpmconfigcheck
    And manually review that list. This is not new, it has been this way for
    ever.

    There is a bug with 13.1 offline upgrade where your repositories are
    erased, you get none active, and you have to manually re-add them. You
    to configure repos, community repos, choose from the list the mandatory
    ones, accept.


    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

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

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    Default Re: upgrade fails from 12.3 to 13.1

    thanks to all who helped me in this matter

    what i did not realize was that the first line of the list grub was not changed as it was previously
    and indeed i am running 3.11.6-4 kernel


    however many repository got lost on the way and i am missing some software
    and i must point out that up to now i did all my updates from a dvd only, no zypper, and the softwares coming from fancy repositories were never killed as they were here


    and the end i may trace the nolaunch of the window manager as a failure to execute its configuration files
    as i am using a very customized fvwm
    all the other wm start ok and fvwwm with the default config starts as well


    all together the problems are solved or will be


    still there seem to be quite many new features in 13.1 updates that would need some better explanation!

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