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Upgrading openSuse from DVD LXF164

Postby mikejd » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:06 am

I am currently running openSUSE 11.4 and haven't bothered to upgrade for various reasons. With v12.2 on the DVD I'm thinking of doing it.

Can I just upgrade from the DVD or will it be a complete new install?

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Postby johnhudson » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:31 pm

The general advice with openSUSE is only to upgrade between consecutive releases; so assuming you have a default 11.4 release, copy any mysql databases or changes to /etc that you made and do a fresh install.

openSUSE will simply overwrite / and leave /home unchanged.
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Postby ferrari » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:22 am

I think you should be okay, provided you also have a wired internet connection. FWIW, I did a live update from 11.4 ---> 12.2 without issue.

As usual, back up your data before undertaking the upgrade.
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