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Re: [opensuse] update or installation from scratch ... this is the question
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 12:43:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370906080943i35cf3b66r20e72fc092f61278@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Maura Monville <mauede@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have just downloaded SuSE 11.1 64-bitand saved to a DVD.
I am still running SUSE 10.3.
My first question is: do you think I can attempt an upgrade to 11.1 or do you
advice a new installation ?

My second question, in the case of a neqw installation, is about the number
of partitions.
If I am not mistaken SuSE creates three partitions by default:
/root  and  /user and  /swap
I am not sure /root and /user are actually non-overlapping distinct
partitions of if /user is contained in /root.
In the former case I would prefr to keep /user separeted from /root and would
appreciate your suggestion about enforcing
such a configuration.

My thrird question is about SuSE installer ... Shall I expect any
installation questions that implies some a-prori knowledge of the system ?

Thank you very much in advance.

I've got one server I've been updating forever. Previously, never a problem.

When I updated it from 10.3 to 11.1 it had some pretty big issues.
One example is that ssh logins quit working, so I now have to walk an
entire 50 ft when I want to login and do something. I know I should
fix it, but I've been too lazy and I have other issues on my plate.

So, unless you want to do some troubleshooting I would recommend
re-installing. I typically don't mind troubleshooting if it is basic,
and my LVM setup is complex enough I don't relish the idea of a

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