Forcing Open SUSE 12.1 to upgrade to 13.2

Hi all a couple of things I need to be able to do.

  1. Force my 12.1 install to upgrade to 13.2.
  2. Right now on boot up I am met with a choice of Open SUSE and one that says Open a Suse fail safe. I need it to boot without me needing to choose and enter a password since this is a Web server. I don’t mind the KDE or Gnome user interface but do need the server to auto reboot and start Apache and mailman in case of power outage.

any help appreciated -

On line 12.1 to 13.2 is not really supported. It can be done but you may have problems

Also if you need long term support install 13.1 since it is the evergreen version with extended support

Best/safest way is to use the full DVD and do an upgrade install. But like any time you mess with partitions and OS’s you need to fully backup your important stuff before proceeding

Normal boot should have a time out so the defult option will boot after X seconds. Maybe you turned that off??? You should not need to login to a any GUI for a Web server/mail system to be running.

Upgrade using the 13.1 or 13.2 DVD, in-place upgrade is not supported for a jump that far (there were too many changes to reliably do it without a boot media)

You do not need a graphical user interface for Apache or Mailman, they are both services that can be set to launch on startup without any GUI (of course).

systemctl enable apache2
systemctl enable mailman

To make them start automatically upon booting the machine, if you are using 13.1 or 13.2.