update 11.0 with 11.1 repositories ONLY

Hello,
I’d like to find out if it’s “safe” to update my 11.0 with 11.1 repos only. I’ve read too many mixed reviews (more negative) about 11.1 installing with problems. I’d appreciate it if this will hose my laptop. If this IS possible please share any pros and cons you may know of or have had.

Thanks,
Tim

htim63 wrote:
> Hello,
> I’d like to find out if it’s “safe” to update my 11.0 with 11.1
> repos only. I’ve read too many mixed reviews (more negative) about 11.1
> installing with problems. I’d appreciate it if this will hose my
> laptop. If this IS possible please share any pros and cons you may know
> of or have had.

I would say that this is much more likely to hose your system than
doing an update.

I have done one 11.1 install and two updates from 11.0 with no problems.

Larry

Where can I find information or a “HowTo” to update 11.0 to 11.1 with repos?

I didn’t find any information. (Maybe I searched wrong)

greez Daniel

htim63,
The following email thread will help you it points to a Warwick University “how to” that /apparently/ could be revised to apply to 11.1

[opensuse] Suse 11 to 11.1 upgrade](http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/SuSE/2008-11/msg01500.html)

I haven’t tried this, and I won’t be, simply because all the reports I’ve seen suggest this is a fragile route to take.

Hope that helps.

Mark

IMHO your going to get much better results doing a clean install but keeping your /home in the advanced partitioner options.
I have done upgrades but it was tricky getting my system working again.
Took muck less time and less hassles with the clean install.

As always a data backup is strongly advised before you start

/Geoff