I am really not happy with 11.3.
FIrst let me preface by what my setup was under 11.1:
1 HD with 3 partitions - Swap, / , /home.
So I download and verify the download and the burned DVD of 11.3.
I backed up my /home directory.
I start the install process during which I find out that 11.3 will not let me leave my /home directory unformatted. The partitioner can not recognize the linux partition that is my /home (I don’t recall for sure if I may have made it ext2 or ext3 as I had some angst over some unrecovered files a couple of years ago).
SInce I have a newly made backup, I decided the heck with it and just reformatted the whole HD.
so the rest of the install goes relatively painless.
I boot the new system and add the repositories and start the updates.
Then I go to restore the /home directory. Except that right in the middle of the copying the files over The HD totally drops off. It is no longer mounted. When I do dmesg I find a shitload of inode errors. somebody tells me that my ext HD is bad. This means I have may very well have lost my /home directory from the previous setup. I have yet to run ddrescue so I don’t know for sure.
This ext HD had very little usage on it. Yes, I know you can’t blame opensuse for destroying the HD and yes it does happen that HDs fail brand new out of the box. but if suse had recognized the home partition just like it has on numerous previous installs this wouldn’t be an issue.
So far I am not impressed with 11.3.