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    Default Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    I have a multiboot setup. I have opensuse 42.3 and Win 10 on one disk and opensuse 42.2 and Win 7 on the other. I never installed Tumbleweed because I thought it was too "experimental" for my main OS. After all this time, Tumbleweed seems stable enough for me!

    Since support for 42.2 is ending, I would like to replace it with Tumbleweed. Do you have any advice on how to do this? 42.2 resides on sdb6. I have used opensuse for many years and many upgrades. The last couple of times, upgrades didn't work for me (I blame my skills, not opensuse) and I want a smooth upgrade from 42.2 to Tumbleweed.

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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    I recommend installing from scratch with a live https://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/iso/
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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    I was thinking I should boot to 42.2 and try to update it to Tumbleweed. If I download the iso, do I risk formatting the whole disk instead of the one partition?
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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    I was thinking I should boot to 42.2 and try to update it to Tumbleweed. If I download the iso, do I risk formatting the whole disk instead of the one partition?
    Hi
    If you boot into 42.2 and show the output from the following commands (as root user);
    Code:
    lsblk
    fdisk -l
    During the install you can select expert partitioner and then rescan the disks and select which partition to install...
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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    Whilst installing afresh is probably the better option.

    You could boot into 42.2 and change the repositories to those of Tumbleweed, then from the command line perform a zypper dup.
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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    Whoa! That was easy!

    I appreciate all the advice. I checked on the location of the old LEAP. I updated it. I downloaded the iso and burned it to CD.

    Next, I booted to the CD and hesitated between the "Install" option and the "Update" option. I figured if update failed, I could start over with the install option. After some preliminary checking my disks, Tumbleweed offered to update either LEAP 42.2 or LEAP 42.3 without any searching, configuring or partitioning on my part. I picked the older version to update and sat down to watch TV for about an hour or two. I came back to a working, stable system.

    All my personal stuff was carried over! A few things remain to be done. I have to add a google repository to get Chrome. I have to update the text on the grub menu which still says LEAP 42.2 but boots into Tumbleweed. While I'm at it, I may move Tumbleweed to be the default OS, which now is LEAP 42.3. I also would like to get BOINC on this install.

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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    On Wed 03 Jan 2018 03:26:01 PM CST, Prexy wrote:

    Whoa! That was easy!

    I appreciate all the advice. I checked on the location of the old LEAP.
    I updated it. I downloaded the iso and burned it to CD.

    Next, I booted to the CD and hesitated between the "Install" option and
    the "Update" option. I figured if update failed, I could start over with
    the install option. After some preliminary checking my disks, Tumbleweed
    offered to update either LEAP 42.2 or LEAP 42.3 without any searching,
    configuring or partitioning on my part. I picked the older version to
    update and sat down to watch TV for about an hour or two. I came back
    to a working, stable system.

    All my personal stuff was carried over! A few things remain to be done.
    I have to add a google repository to get Chrome. I have to update the
    text on the grub menu which still says LEAP 42.2 but boots into
    Tumbleweed. While I'm at it, I may move Tumbleweed to be the default OS,
    which now is LEAP 42.3. I also would like to get BOINC on this install.

    Thanks again for help!


    Hi
    I have BOINC running on Tumbleweed and openSUSE Leap 42.3. I just
    downloaded boinc_7.4.22_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh and run that ( a few
    missing libs to install) and all is good.

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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    And ..... don't use anything else to update TW than 'zypper dup'
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    Default Re: Tips on installing Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    And ..... don't use anything else to update TW than 'zypper dup'
    Thanks for that. I had no idea! How often do I run zypper dup?
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    On 01/03/2018 04:26 PM, Prexy wrote:
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    > Knurpht;2849850 Wrote:
    >> And ..... don't use anything else to update TW than 'zypper dup'Thanks for that. I had no idea! How often do I run zypper dup?

    >
    >


    As often as you want. I run my once a week, others as often as updates
    are announced on the factory mailing list. I did a recent dup on my
    laptop that had been turned off for a couple of months and had no problems.

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