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greythorne 09-13-2005 09:07 AM

upgrade to newer releases?
 
is it possible to upgrade to suse-10 from suse-10 rc1 or from 9.3 to 10?

is it advisable to do so?

thnx

abisko00 09-13-2005 11:18 AM

Yes it is, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you have the option, try to run a clean installation. Especially if you have a lot of non-SUSE software installed, this may not run anymore after the update. The larger the step in version, the less I would recommend an update. Very often the structure of configuration files changes and you may lose performance. My advice: keep your data (/home) on a separate partition. This will allow a fresh installation in which you can keep your data.

And as a general rule: Never change a healthy system! I see no reason to abandon a perfectly well configured system every few months when a new version is released.

riba43 09-13-2005 11:33 PM

I agree with abiskoOO. But I have recently UPGRADED my SUSE 9.3 pro ( really polished and 100% working) with first SUSE 10.0 beta3 and then beta4 and finally with RC1. I must say that I had only minor problems with some packages which were not a problem to repair. My entire configuration from 9.3 is perfectly working now in 10.0 RC1.
I have to say that my suse9.3 system was clean without non SUSE software.

regards

abisko00 09-14-2005 02:18 AM

Thanks riba43 for this report. My experience was from previous SUSE versions and the update was quite a hassle. It's good to hear about some more recent experiences.

riba43 09-14-2005 04:02 AM

Hi abiskoOO,

I should mention that the problem which is not yet resolved is the installation of fglrx ATI driver. With SUSE 9.3 I was able to install it (without 3D). Now It is impossible.

I tried to install the latest fglrx driver. First I tried to install rpm package with " rpm -Uhv XXXrpm", but no success. I get the following message:

linux:/home/bgorjup/Moji Prenosi # rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:fglrx64_6_8_0 ########################################### [100%]

Error! Build of fglrx.ko failed for: 2.6.13-9-default (x86_64)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.16.20/build/ for more information.

Error! Invalid number of parameters passed.
Usage: remove -m <module> -v <module-version> --all
or: remove -m <module> -v <module-version> -k <kernel-version>
DKMS part of installation failed. Please refer to /usr/share/fglrx/fglrx-install.log for details

Next I go and try with apt-get install. I get the following :

linux:/home/bgorjup/Moji Prenosi # apt-get install fglrx
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package fglrx has no available version, but exists in the database.
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
of sources.list
E: Package fglrx has no installation candidate

I could install fglrx under SUSE 9.3.

May be it will be better in final version of SUSE 10. Or is there somebody who already solved the problem of installing ATI drivers on SUSE 10.?

regards

B

greythorne 09-15-2005 07:26 AM

the reason why im asking is that suse-9.3 is not installing perfectly in my newly DIY system which boasts a P4 LGA775 processor w/HT support and 1 gig ram so during scanning of the hardware all was detected but the type of system returned as unknown?

any idea?

thnks.


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