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Old 04-09-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Question how to downgrade from 9.2 to 9.1


i have suse 9.1 pro and downloaded 9.2 from the suse ftp. site and found out that lots of things were missing from it i now wish to go back to 9.1 but not sure what would be the best way to do so i have attempted to run the 9.1 installer boot dvd and it spends a long time saying that it is checking devices much longer than normal so i belive that it hangs not sure why maybe it does not like letting you downgrade. here is hd layout

windoze 95gb (master hda1) ntfs
linux 10gb (hda6)
5GB win/lin swap (fat32) (hda6) resiser fs

hope this is an easy one to sort because i would like my pro edition back! :P
any help you can give will be appreciated
 
Old 04-09-2005, 08:51 AM   #2
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do you need to preserve any of your data on your linux partitions?

if you don't, you may as well delete all your linux partitions so that the suse 9.1 install disk has nothing to hang on (presuming it is the newer version of suse it is worried about).

if you do, make another partition which just holds your data (i.e. your home folder) and then try again.

If its stuck checking devices its probably the newer version of suse.

9.1 worked fine didn't it? no hardware upgrades since then?

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Old 04-09-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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What are you missing in 9.2?
I've upgraded a week ago after using 9.1 Pro for about a year and I have not found a thing that's missing in 9.2.

Just curious.
 
Old 04-09-2005, 09:12 AM   #4
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What are you missing that you want?

I have all the features in 9.2 that I had in 9.1, but I had to use Yast to get them. What pieces are you missing?
 
Old 04-09-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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no i dont need to keep anything but i would like to keep the partitions and just wipe them (linux only ones) is there a way to do it with knoppix as i am in that now and 9.1 installer as i said does not want to run and hangs on detecting devices i belive but i HOPE that that will just be because of it not wanting to risk damaging 9.2 :P
thanks for the help so far
 
Old 04-09-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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from knoppix run qtparted (something like fdisk) and simply remove the offending partitions.
the linux ones will be the ones not labelled as ntfs or fat32 (or fat16, but nobody uses that these days).

btw, goodluck. It'll suck ass to find out after that 9.1 won't install at all. in which case have a backup distro that can be installed while you resolve the problem. i use yoper frequently to do this (but knoppix will do if you are comfortable with live-cd'ing it).

edit:
forgot to mention, SUSE 9.1 will make all the relevent partitions again on install so don't worry about simply deleting them.

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Old 04-09-2005, 07:57 PM   #7
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brainwave what if i can import the package index from 9.1? i would have access to all the programs i would need there is an option but i need to find the correct .sel file any ideas whitch one i think they are in setup area of dvd (one or 2 folders) if i could do that then i can stay with 9.2 ideas please
 
Old 04-09-2005, 08:42 PM   #8
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add the 9.1 dvd as a yast source.you will run into dependency errors,but it can be done.i've been doing the same thing myself
 
Old 04-09-2005, 09:05 PM   #9
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using a mixture of 9.1 and 9.2 rpms will result in an unstable, unreliable system. I tried to upgrade 9.1 to 9.2 that way and it messed it up. Nothing worked right.

anyway, 9.1 packages are usually a lower version than 9.2 packages so they won't automagically reinstall.
you could remove all 9.2 sources, add some 9.1 sources and do a system update from yast (i think).
 
Old 04-10-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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Thumbs down done downgrade to 9.1

well i did the downgrade and now have all of the super packages but now other problems i did not reallise had been fixed.
i now have an odd glitch with the usb the scanning section of the setup has changed and seems broken part from log below
Quote:
Hotplug is already active (disable with NOHOTPLUG=1 at the boot prompt)done
<notice>exit status of (random isdn hotplug) is (0 0 0)
<notice>start services (coldplug)
coldplug scanning input: done
scanning pci: **WWW******.*Wdone
scanning usb: done
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .done
<notice>exit status of (coldplug) is (0)
it complains about a .rc file missing and also i need it to not forget about my usb keyboard and mouse i have to keep drumming the keyboard to get my mouse and keyboard to work on login and anywhere after.

something else i want to do but just cannot remember is to adjust k menu icons size they are huge for some reason thanks again
 
Old 04-10-2005, 01:44 PM   #11
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I don't see any problems in your boot.msg. If you refer to "Hotplug is already active (disable with NOHOTPLUG=1 at the boot prompt)", this is normal.

To change the icon size, try to modify in ~/.kde/share/config/kickerrc
Code:
[menu]
MenuEntryHeight=16
 
  


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