upgrade

Hello,

I should update my Opensuse 11.0 to the last stable version?
I need to know exactly how to do: should I download an iso image?
Should I operate from Yast?
Something else?

Thanks for putting me on the right way.

  1. First off, I would go to the following site and download the 4.7 GB DVD (If you can make a DVD) or download a LiveCD with the KDE desktop, if you can not make a DVD.

software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.3

  1. Download a 32 or 64 bit version (I use 64 bit myself) and burn the disk.

  2. Backup all important data by doing a by file copy to a separate disk partition if at all possible. Don’t forget your mail, your bookmarks, your documents, your music or downloads. Make sure you have all important stuff copied out of harms way.

  3. Attempt an Upgrade of openSUSE 11.0 to 11.3. Now consider that most people will suggest that only a clean install is really going to work properly.

  4. Always consider using a separate /home area and do not format this area, even when you do a new installation.

  5. In the end, if the upgrade did not work, then do a clean install. If you made a copy of all important information, it might take only one night to be fully up and running using openSUSE 11.3.

  6. If you have any other questions or doubt, ask about them now, before you take the plunge. The extra effort and wait will be worth it, trust me on this.

Thank You,

So is not possible to do an online upgrade…
And this is to do to update for any new release…

Backup what you need
And completely re-install/New install.

Anything else and even if you part succeed - I guarantee you’ll spend forever messing about with issues and end up doing as I suggest anyway.

Well…ok.
Not so comfortable as procedure, considering to do it for any new release, but this is it.
Thanks very much anyway.

11.2 and 11.3 are both very alike in install, I have slide shows here:

Picasa Web Albums - caf4926 - openSUSE 11.2…

Picasa Web Albums - caf4926 - 11.3 Slideshow

Thanks very much.
Is 11.3 a stable release?

Sure it is.

Ok, thanks.

From 11.3 on, AFAIK, you should be able to upgrade every time there’s a new release.

On 2010-09-05 13:06, opensuserxxx wrote:
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> So is not possible to do an online upgrade…

It is possible, but not supported.

You can upgrade the traditional method, ie, booting the dvd and choosing upgrade.

And before commiting, be it upgrade or fresh install, make a (small) install on another partition to
test whether 11.3 works for you.

> Is 11.3 a stable release?

It is not “beta”, it is a final release. As far as releases go, it is stable. Test it for yourself
to avoid surprises.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))

On 2010-09-05 22:36, Knurpht wrote:
>
> From 11.3 on, AFAIK, you should be able to upgrade every time there’s a
> new release.

You can upgrade from any version to the next, and a few more. Has always been so. I have been
doing so over a decade.

This does not mean you can do a live updgrade, that’s different.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))