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Old 05-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Upgrading SUSE 9.0 to openSUSE 11.1


I want to upgrade a SUSE 9.0 system to openSUSE 11.1. Does upgrading it work? I have a opensUSE 10.2 disk, so should I upgrade it to openSUSE 10 then to openSUSE 11.1. I have successfully updated openSUSE 10.x to openSUSE 11.1, but never 9
 
Old 05-30-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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I want to upgrade a SUSE 9.0 system to openSUSE 11.1.
You are ill-advised to try.
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Does upgrading it work?
depends - between adjacent releases it has been known to work. If you skip a release, there can be trouble. There is usually trouble if you have any third-party and/ore proprietary stuff on your machine.
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I have a opensUSE 10.2 disk, so should I upgrade it to openSUSE 10 then to openSUSE 11.1.
That would be usual.
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I have successfully updated openSUSE 10.x to openSUSE 11.1, but never 9
Well done.

It is usual to create a seperate partition to contain the /home files - then you can do clean installation with minimum fuss. The main trouble then comes when configuration files change... but these are normally quite quick to troubleshoot.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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Too big a jump. You would be better simply copying your data to a CD or USB stick, wiping your hard drive, doing a fresh install with 11.1 and copying your data back.
 
  


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