Suse 9.3 update to suse 11.2???


I got an old version of 9.3 on my computer what is screwed up some how. I am not passing the sign in process.
Even If i try root sign in.
I think the kernel is screwed:’(.

Can I update 9.3 Professional to open suse 11.2???
Because I need to save some documents;).

Thanks for your help


you should be able to, i could update 9.3 special editon to 11.1.


You are kidding right!
Do you meet this
Sysreqs - openSUSE

Just backup and do a fresh install. If your system is up to it?

Use a LiveCD to backup your documents, and do a fresh installation of 11.2.


@Vader95 thanks for the fast reply!

@caf4926 Thanks too. I do not have the 9.3 DVD around. So I think the best way is to do an update. Due by the fact that the system is not workable right now How can I do an back up of documents??? So far I tried an Ubuntu live cd to grap the staff and push it on an USB drive.
But some files could not be copied. The message was something like no access to open the file.
If you have a brilliant Idea it would be perfect.



That sort of message probably means the disk has errors. You should grab whatever you can off the disk. Hopefully the files you need don’t have errors.

It would be crazy to update an OS with disk errors. You should do a fresh install, after checking the health of the disk.

Hi Ken_yap,

I justed tryed an suse 11.2 live CD.
Even on suse I can not see the folder documents.
This is the reason why i belive it is a permission right thing.
If i look at the permission rights for the folder group says forbidden.
And I remember that I changed some rights of this user

I will use the update soon.



why don’t you log in as root and pull them off?

Updating from 9.3 to 11.2 is not a real option. I doubt it would work. If the disk is ok and your hardware will run 11.2 I recommend doing a clean install but tell the installer not to reformat home partition. This will preserve the data in /home. If for some reason your data is not stored in /home or a separate partition then you need to back up before the install.

As root you should be able to access and reset any file permissions.