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    I believe Suse 12.1 is now out. I have 11.4. Can I update
    to 12.1 without disturbing my present files? How do I do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieterhansbritz View Post
    Can I update to 12.1 without disturbing my present files? How do I do it?
    The openSUSE website has a HowTo article that also covers going from 11.4 to 12.1 but I've not tried it so can't say how well it works:

    openSUSE Forums - How to Upgrade openSUSE 12.x to Tumbleweed
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    Probably the easiest way is to reinstall 12.1 from the live CD if you have your 'home' folder on a separate partition. Just make sure you don't format the 'home' partition and back up all your important files just in case.

    You can do it by changing your repos in Yast>Software Management to 12.1 version but you may get some dependancy issues.
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    You can update with the help of the standard downloadable ISO image which you also use to install opensuse. When booting from it you will get the choice to update or reinstall. Choosing update will only update the system and keep your personal data. That worked well for me when updating from 11.4 to 12.1.

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    what is "tumbleweed" ??

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    Tumbleweed is a rolling release distribution. It contains the very latest stable packages as they're released, as opposed to factory which contains the bleeding edge packages currently under development.

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    SystemV at F5 on boot page older machines

    1. Update from UK Magazine DVD "Linux magazine" = "Linux pro magazine in USA of OpenSUSE 12.1 went well as update, however my old machine need to use the F5 System V selection on boot page as graphics are not up to system d. If upgrading an older machine watch this point
    Last edited by eionmac; 01-02-2012 at 02:35 PM. Reason: misspelling

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