On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM, Koushik Kumar Nundy <kknundy(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 February 2012 02:26, Jos Poortvliet <jos(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
>> If I don't reply to mails in the next hours - I'm attempting an in-place
>> upgrade of my 32-bit system to 64. Just to see if Zypper et all. like me
> Please document the process. I would like to do something like that on my
> Li-f-e box too.
My advice: don't.
Ok, I managed, but only with an openSUSE DVD and quite a few hours of
un-breaking my system ;-)
The idea is that you first do the kernel, than reboot, do
zypper/rpm/etc and the rest. But after doing the kernel it missed the
modules to mount my root so game over there...
I then used an openSUSE DVD to do the 'upgrade'. It worked but
installed outdated packages as I couldn't add the repo's I have while
upgrading with the DVD, it timed out on the (perfectly valid) URL's...
And it left a broken system, giving some errors of missing stuff after
rebooting so I spend quite some time fixing that one too. Then I had
to re-install quite a few packages and - now it works again. Not
something I'd recommend for somebody not experienced with quite some
reasonably hard-core stuff (chrooting, wgetting rpm's and forcibly
installing them, all not horribly complicated but not something an
'average' user would be able to do).
>> (I still have my laptop, don't worry. And I've got a 12.1 DVD Ready To
>> Rescue as well)
> Koushik Kumar Nundy
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