A while back I asked about upgrading Mandriva to openSuse and wondered how smart the installer was. was told that cross distribution upgrades normally didn't work, but that Mageia was written by people that had left mandrake when it became Mandriva and that Mageia could update Mandrake/Mandriva. See early post for my reasons.
Well thank you guys, I did upgrade to Mageia 2 and am happy with that.
But I also put Mageia on a scratch machine and pushed it around in was that I wouldn't dream of for a production machine .... you know the kind of abuse .... :-) And then I decided to put openSuse 12.2 on the scratch machine. In went the DVD, reboot and when it do the the screen where I said "probing ..." it then offered "Install or upgrade". WTF I picked upgrade and Lo And Behold the installer was smart enough to upgrade my Mageia to openSuse !
Well almost. When it got to the bootloader it tried to install LILO.
Nonono, I'd been using grub. I went back and it did not offer me a choice of the bootloader. It then muffed Lilo and and I had a system that wouldn't boot.
You can, I found, "upgrade" all over again, but it still doesn't want to use grub.
Close .... so close ....