We have a 10.2 system that needs to be upgraded to version 11.1. The server, for whatever reason, does not have a DVD, but does have a CD drive, so the choice for upgrade is to do so using the net install iso image.
My question is the following: Can an upgrade be done using netinstall? Thanks.
10.2 -11.1 upgrade ? Wow you’re brave personally i would backup everything you need & do a fresh install. Too many changes of everything between 10.2 & 11.1,you’ll only end up fighting dependencies & configurations
> Hi there –
> What if I went from the 10.2 to the 10.3 release. Once that was done I
> could then upgrade from 10.3 to 11.0, and then finally to the 11.1
> That would be time-consuming, but in theory that would circumvent the
> dependency issue.
> What do you think?
I had a lot more problems 10.2 -> 10.3 than with 10.2 -> 11.0 here. I did
one 10.2 -> 11.1 update and the only problem I had was with KDE4 crap
getting inserted when I got careless with the package selection screen.
Caveat: the 10.2 was pretty much bone stock and up to date - no third party
add-ons to mess with. And I’m sure the fact that I had a complete backup
of the 10.2 system kept Murphy from sticking his fingers into the
I just upgraded my production web server from 10.2 to 11.1 using the mini disk/network method. I did a non-bootable data backup to a tape robot first.
The main problem I had was that the routing was not working after the upgrade. After reading on these forums I switched networking methods over to NetworkManager using curses yast2->Network Devices->Network Settings.
The other issue I had was that the MoinMoin wiki was not working. I had to run the command “python setup.py install --prefix=’/usr/local’ --record=install.log” from the moin-1.5.8 install directory and that fixed that.
All in all it was fairly easy and a lot less time consuming than a fresh install. My web server has had significant hardening and configuration over the years and I would not want to start over.
Hope this gives confidence to others to go ahead and upgrade.