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Thread: openSUSE 12.2 ----------->>>> 13.1

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    Default openSUSE 12.2 ----------->>>> 13.1

    At present, I run 12.2. Would like to go to 13.1. I believe I cannot do that as an upgrade. But can I:

    Install 13.1 in ADDITION to 12.2? I go lots of space, 12.2 lives on the 1TB external hard drive, W7 on the internal drive. Of course, I would
    remove 12.2 later, after 13.1 is fully set up..

    Run 13.1 from the DVD first, to try it out first? I looked once already, but all it says is INSTALL.

    Thank you for your advice,
    pe1800

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 ----------->>>> 13.1

    On 2014-02-01 03:16, pe1800 wrote:
    >
    > At present, I run 12.2. Would like to go to 13.1. I believe I cannot do
    > that as an upgrade.


    Actually, you can.

    With "zypper dup" you should go to 12.3 first, then another jump to
    13.1. With the "offline upgrade" method, you can try direct. Of course,
    upgrades do fail sometimes, so better make a backup first.

    Online upgrade
    method

    Offline upgrade
    method


    Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes


    Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes


    openSUSE 12.3 Release Notes


    openSUSE 13.1 Release Notes




    > But can I:
    >
    > Install 13.1 in ADDITION to 12.2?


    Of course you can. Many people use that alternating install method.

    > I go lots of space, 12.2 lives
    > on the 1TB external hard drive, W7 on the internal drive. Of course, I
    > would
    > remove 12.2 later, after 13.1 is fully set up..


    No need to. You can use that partition to install 13.2 or 13.3 when the
    time comes.


    > Run 13.1 from the DVD first, to try it out first? I looked once
    > already, but all it says is INSTALL.


    That's the full DVD version. There are two other version, the KDE/Gnome
    lives, which you can run without installing.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

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

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.2 ----------->>>> 13.1

    Like Carlos says. I mostly have two partitions fit for use as root partition. Install the newer version on the usused one. Then you still have the old one as a fall-back. And you can of course mount the old one (read-only) somewhere when needed and then check the old configurations in e.g. the old /etc. E.g. when you mount the old 12.1:
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/os12.2
    mount -r /dev/sdnx /mnt/os12.2
    cat /mnt/os12.2/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0
    to see what the former configuration of eth0 was.
    Henk van Velden

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