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Old 03-13-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
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SuSE 8.1 to SuSE 8.2

Is there a way to update it for free if you bought it ?

I have bought myself SuSE 8.1 Personal 2 weeks ago but now i see that there is a new version.. is there a way to update it in linux without doing anything (except like clicking update) or buying another distro ?

Also, when i update, will any data be lost ? (like the code i changed to make my adsl work)

thanks in advance
Old 03-14-2003, 01:43 PM   #2
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please? (sorry for bringing the post back up)
Old 03-14-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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I wouldn't worry.
I bought Mandrake 8.0 well after it came out. By the time I had installed it 8.1 had come out. I just kept current on my security updates and used it for a year.
Unless there is some overwhelming reason to upgrade, I would not be too concerned.
Suse usually offers an "upgrade" version priced midway between the personal and professional with no documentation (printed manuals) if you are interested.
Good Luck.
Old 03-15-2003, 01:44 AM   #4
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When I upgrade my SuSE from 7.0 to 7.2 no data was lost. Ditto from 8.0 to 8.1 was smooth (well, sort of) ;-)

During the installation I was opt for upgrading the existing installed system. Do not opt for a new installation!

Not a single click tho' ;-) but I don't know from 8.1 to 8.2 :-) Don't have it yet :-( But maybe I just want to do FTP install for that, see if it justified to buy.

Return or trade your Personal 8.1 to 8.2 if you can. Good luck.

Have a lot of fun!


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