but skipped some errors that were blocking me.
what errors ?
one of them might have been installing NEEDED things
You DO have a full back up of YOUR data , music,photos, documents , web bookmarks,encryption hashes ,...
do a clean new install and move over your data from your backup
I have never had a "upgrade" ( except for CentOS5 5.1to 5.2 to 5.3 ... and Scientific Linux6.1 to 6.2 to 6.3 ) work ,never.
and suse has a LOT of incompatible third party repos ( THAT DO change system files !!!)
Packman for starters then OBS