I’ve been a SuSE user since the early 7.x days.
I have always done an upgrade by doing a clean install, never using the “upgrade” feature.
I’ve got a machine that is configured as a RAID and does an incremental backup of a network shared drive. I would really prefer to not have to reconfigure this machine from scratch.
How much luck have users had with using the “upgrade” method of installing rather than a clean install?
I’m running 11.3 and will be moving to the current 12.1.
Thanks in advance for all relevant advice and wisdom.
January 10, 2012, 5:43am
I always clean install
Upgrade is supported, but IIRC you move one step at a time, so 11.3 > 11.4
Then 11.4 > 12.1
Whatever you do. Backup first.
Some info here:
SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE
I followed these instructions,
openSUSE starter: openSUSE 12.1: The zypper dup upgrade.
to the letter and seem to have done GREAT doing an 11.3 → 12.1 upgrade.
January 10, 2012, 6:22pm
On 01/10/2012 05:56 PM, portsample wrote:
> seem to have done GREAT
keep your fingers crossed!
the community supported upgrade paths are here:
so, if yours goes sour i don’t know . . .
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So far so good.
The biggest problem have been w/the Gnome desktop and not being able to use shortcuts on it, or the Java applets that I’ve grown used to…but then that’s not a bug, it’s a “design feature”.
So far XFCE has been an easy switch as a result of this.