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Re: [opensuse] 10 days out - 12.3 recommendations
2013. március 4. 0:58 napon John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx> írta:

I'm running 12.3rc2 is a virtual machine, but am planning to redo my main
laptop in 12.3 when its final. (Its currently hanging back at 11.4 waiting
for 12.3).

So the same question that comes up every time I look at re-basing my machine:
Nuke and fresh install or Upgrade in place?

With that many releases between refreshes my gut reaction is to nuke it
and start over, but I just wanted to bounce it off you guys in case the
in-place
upgrade process has improved over time.

The machine is my primary traveler and absolute must host VmWare.

Nothing spectacular about this Dell 9400 laptop, it has an aging Radeon and a
big enough disk.
Its been spectacularly reliable over the years.



I suggest not removing your old OS until you are sure everything you need works
in the new OS as expected.
That is, install OS 12.3 on a new partition, copy your home dir content to it
and test it for weeks.
There are too many substantial changes between recent openSUSE releases, which
might result in
unstable, unreliable behavior that not obvious at first.
(For example in openSUSE 12.1 on my hardware samba service is randomly started
or not started at boot.
For this reason I had to stay with 11.2. on some machines.)
Be prepared for easter eggs.

I also suggest that you keep your home partition separately from system
partition.
In that case you can mount your home dir in any OS.

Cheers,

Istvan

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