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[opensuse-factory] Re: 13.1 to Leap 42.1 (was: Recommended pathway from 13.2 to Leap 42)
On Fri, 30 Oct 2015 23:27, Johannes Kastl <mail@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Am 30.10.15 schrieb Bob Williams:
What is the recommended way to move from openSUSE 13.2 to Leap

I would like to ask a similar question:

Has anyone tried to go from 13.1 to Leap without installing 13.2 first

Most of my machines are running 13.1, and if it works I would like
to skip 13.2, if possible...


First: Never ever try a "online distro upgrade" aka "zypper dup" for such a two version step. At best it will seem to work and fail later.

Second: Backup FIRST. No Jokes. Any information you need later
(user homes, personal files outside $HOME, /etc/*, configs outside /etc)
all that on a media that will be disconnected and in an other room during
upgrade, first update/patch, and first config to personal taste.

Third: Get the full install-media, or a lokal mirror of the online rpm
tree. Your internet connection will never be good enough for a net-install
otherwise, and idle hands during install cause trouble.

Fourth: Please, do yourself and all of us a favour and read the release notes before trying to install, there are some gotchas.

Fifth: Boot the install media of Leap 42.1, take care to boot with
uefi if you want to use it later, its not worth the hassle to work
around the issues later, a reboot from falsly selected bios install
into wanted uefi install is much faster and safer.

In the installer select:
"update installed system" (or whatever that is in your language)

And work from there, maybe re-format your partitons (attention data loss)

Have a nice weekend,
- Yamaban.

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