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Old 10-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Question live system network upgrade 10.2 to 10.3 possible ?


Hi there

Running SuSE-10.2 & Id like to upgrade to 10.3 by adding 10.3 as a software repository to do either "system update" or to just upgrade all packages in software management .

I read a bit back that it is possible but that I'd need to install the new software stack first - but I lost that reference - & am not sure

So - is a live system upgrade 10.2 to 10.3 via network possible ... ?


Lots of thx any replies - am quite curious about all the new improvements
 
Old 10-16-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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yes, it should be possible via yast (system update/upgrade). although people have different opinions about this upgrade... if you have the choice, especially in the case of separate /home, /data, etc. partitions, you should just make a fresh and clean install of 10.3. I did it already. In my case it took ca. 20-30 min via network and additional 3-4 hrs to configure the system. perhaps this is the better option....
 
Old 10-17-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
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I have upgraded from suse 10 to opensuse 10.2 and then to opensuse 10.3 via network, on a live system, without any serious issue. Be prepared for some fighting with package dependencies, if you update everything from yast.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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to be on the safe side, you could also do the following:

1) remove all packages from other sources as e.g., packman, guru, etc. (if you want to do an upgrade)
2) download the mini.iso for installing 10.3 over the network
3) burn it via k3b onto a CD
4) boot with that cd
5) choose "upgrade" during install OR if you have separate /home, /data, etc. partitions do a "new install"
6) install or upgrade
7) include again packman, guru, etc.

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