Hello. I was not sure where to put this question so since I have installed 11.4 on a laptop, I’ll pose it here. I’m new to Suse and Linux in general.I do have Opensuse running fully and very satisfactorily on a T410 with XP running in a virtual box when office2007 is required.That’s so neat! I didn’t know that could be done. lol Anyhow,I was wondering whether I will need to reformat upon the next release of Suse or are full upgrades relatively stable and reliable? Will it be necessary to upgrade at all when a new veriosn comes out for security/function etc? Sorry if this is very general. Tremendous OS by the way.I’m very,very impressed.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 288G 24G 250G 9% /
devtmpfs 1.9G 244K 1.9G 1% /dev
tmpfs 1.9G 124K 1.9G 1% /dev/shm
devpts 0 0 0 - /dev/pts
/dev/sda2 288G 24G 250G 9% /
proc 0 0 0 - /proc
sysfs 0 0 0 - /sys
debugfs 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/debug
securityfs 0 0 0 - /sys/kernel/security
gvfs-fuse-daemon 0 0 0 - /home/jhan/.gvfs
fusectl 0 0 0 - /sys/fs/fuse/connections
No home partition … I did a swap plus one big “/” partition so maybe in eight months or so I will redo with a home partition if I need to.Thank you for that information!
However, you should consider reformatting if there is a better filesystem available for your needs. After upgrading to 11.3 I noticed a huge improvement in disk r/w speeds when I reformatted home from ext3 to ext4. You can preserve your home settings and data simply by copying its contents to a temporary location, format your /home partition with any livecd disk tool (pmagic, for example) and copy the data back on. And then install oS.