Is there still a way that I can upgrade from 12.2?

I am still running 12.2 and I know that I am long overdue for upgrading. Is therre still a way that I can safely upgrade? If so, how do I go about doing this? And if this is possible, do I have to upgrade to the next version and work my way up to the current, or can I upgrade to the current directly?

Regards,
Tony

You’ll most likely save the most bandwidth/time and have the easiest time if you download the 13.1 DVD, burn it (or make a USB stick out of it) and use it to upgrade.

Not to mention you’ll have a media to fall back on should something go awry.

On 2014-09-05 23:46, TonyLudwick wrote:
>
> I am still running 12.2 and I know that I am long overdue for upgrading.
> Is therre still a way that I can safely upgrade? If so, how do I go
> about doing this? And if this is possible, do I have to upgrade to the
> next version and work my way up to the current, or can I upgrade to the
> current directly?

It is possible to use the full 13.1 DVD and choose “upgrade”. It should
work. But safe, absolutely safe, it ain’t. Nothing is completely safe in
computing :wink:

You must do a backup prior to any dangerous activity such as operating
system upgrade or install. Preferably a full backup. Then, if the
upgrade goes back, you can revert, try again, or choose to install fresh
instead, knowing that you have a backup where to look up files and
reuse/redo configs.

Some info:

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

I hope the links are still correct :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Why not partition the hard drive and install 13.1. Then you can move over what ever you want to keep and then delete or keep running 12.2. :wink:

http://paste.opensuse.org/1264760

On 2014-09-07 09:46, jonzn4suse wrote:
>
> Why not partition the hard drive and install 13.1. Then you can move
> over what ever you want to keep and then delete or keep running 12.2. :wink:

Yes, that’s what I would do if upgrade in place is not possible/advisable.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)