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    Exclamation upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    I have 42.3 on my hdd and I downloaded 15.1 in a USB stick. Is there a way to load the USB to the hdd and install 15.1 directly or must I install 15..0 first? I know that it will wipe my hdd but I don't have any major files. I don't see a way to back-up files, which app would I use? Thank you.

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    Default Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    You can use the Upgrade option of the installer. But, it is not advized to skip a version. Do you have /home on a separate partition?
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    Question Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    I don't know how to tell is home is on a seperate partition. I need to install Leap 15.0 first?

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    Default Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinluver View Post
    I don't know how to tell is home is on a seperate partition.
    What's the output from:
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    df /home
    I need to install Leap 15.0 first?
    If "/home" is its own partition, then you can do a clean install of 15.1, while preserving "/home".
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    Default Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    output of df /home
    ennis@linux-hfxn:~> df /home
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sdc3 200049216 6039608 194009608 4% /home
    dennis@linux-hfxn:~>

    Does it look like home is installed on 1 block with the rest of the 42.3 distro?

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    Default Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinluver View Post
    Code:
    > df /home
    Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sdc3      200049216 6039608 194009608   4% /home
    It is always best to use a CODE block for command line output. So I have reformatted that as a CODE block.

    Your "/home" is on a separate partition.

    You should be able to install Leap 15.1 while preserving "/home". You will need to use the expert partitioner during the install. When you try that, you will have a choice -- start with the proposed partitioning or start with existing partitions. You should start with existing partitions.

    After that, there should be an option to import mount points. Try that. It should identify the partitions that you are currently using with 42.3. And it will default to formatting the root partition but keeping the "/home" partition as it is. And that's what you want to use.

    Last May, I made a blog post about installing 15.1, with some images of what you will see during the install. You might want to browse through those. Unfortunately, I don't think I included the screen where you choose to import mount points. You can post questions here if you have trouble finding that when you start your install.
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    Default Re: upgrade 42.3 to 15.1

    Thank you all. I will try installing 15.1 from the USB and let you know if I need more help.

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