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Re: [opensuse] Upgrades
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 15:26:50 -0800
  • Message-id: <457C97BA.3050901@xxxxxxxxxx>


Pascal Bleser wrote:
> Frank Arnold wrote:
>> OK, so I downloaded and burned to a DVD the iso file for Suse10.2.
>> 10.1 is installed on this computer.
>> Will 10.2 do an upgrade or will it wipe all the data stored in
>> my home directory?
>
> It will do an upgrade if:
> - you boot from the DVD
> - you choose to do an upgrade and not a fresh installation

If /home is a separate partition, you can do a fresh install, tell it not to
touch /home in the expert partitioning section, and it will do a fresh new
install, while leaving everything in your /home partition untouched. That' my
preferred method.

Joe
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