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Old 06-27-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question Suse upgrading from 10.0 to 10.1?


Hey - To whom it may concern

I have a Suse 10.0 and I'm trying to update too 10.1

Can you upgrade too 10.1 using CD's (I have 5 CD's) or is it better using DVD?

second, Can you use a repositorie from Yast too upgrade from 10.0 too 10.1?

Third, During the install of 10.1 on my linux machine ... I ask me for New install or update? ... If I choose Updage, Would I loose my setting or file or Email?

What file or folder would I need to backup if I do not which to loose my browser settings, Email from Contact and etc ... What Folder or File?

Thanks
 
Old 06-27-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Look for hidden directories in your home directory. Most likely, settings are contained in ~/.kde, but some applications will have their own hidden directories as well.

Gnome based applications won't save there settings in ~/.kde of course. I think they tend to have there own hidden directories. For email, look in /var/mail or /var/spool/mail. One may be a link to the other.
I would recommend switching to using IMAP instead of POP. This would keep the email on the server until you delete it. Then you can update to a new distro or even a different computer and not have to transfer you email.

For an upgrade, most of these items should be retained, but backing up the items would be good insurance just in case. If you chose a new install, this will definitely cause you to loose the data because you will probably reformat the partitions they reside in.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 05:34 PM   #3
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thanks jschiwal
 
Old 06-27-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Consider placing /home on a separate partition. Then, during the next install, you can wipe your main partition and reuse the /home partition, which will preserve the users' settings and files.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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Consider placing /home on a separate partition. Then, during the next install, you can wipe your main partition and reuse the /home partition, which will preserve the users' settings and files.
Thanks Spirit ....How do I create a seperate partition on suse 10.0?
 
Old 06-28-2006, 05:03 AM   #6
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I'd suggest using a backup now and creating the additional partition during the installation of 10.1. During the installation procedure, you'll come across the option to partition your hard drive, and there you'll also be able to specify that the additional partition should be mounted at /home. Have a look at the following list, item 4: http://www.novell.com/products/susel...tallation.html

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