Sunday, March 13, 2011

opensuse 11.4 a quick disappointed look... part2

I will just add closure to this story. After the upgrade botched up, I reluctantly tried to reinstall my server leaving the home volume untouched. That turned out to be a pleasant surprise because of a few things:

1. 'import setup' of partitioning. Love that! Allowed me to copy over my old partition settings. Saves a whole lot of pain.

2. Seamless update after that X worked and everything else worked 'out of the box'.

The only draw back probably is to reinstall a few of the application I have running on the box that is not in the stock install. I am going to put back a few of the points I took away the day before when the upgrade fuched up.

So if you are upgrading from 11.3 to 11.4 you might want to use the reinstall path. It might turned out to be better and smoother.

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