Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
I am dual booting window7 and suse 12.1 on same hard-drive. Can I upgrade to 12.2 and keep my files and Virtual Machines created in VirtualBox. And not wipe out ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined! dono725's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NSW, Australia
    Posts
    28

    Updateing openSuSE 12.1 to 12.2


    I am dual booting window7 and suse 12.1 on same hard-drive. Can I upgrade to 12.2 and keep my files and Virtual Machines created in VirtualBox. And not wipe out my Windows partition

  2. #2
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    near Berea, Kentucky (in a tipi)
    Posts
    47

    Updating openSUSE from 12.1 to 12.2

    I did this today using Tumbleweed. It took quite a while (about 2 hours using a fast college wired network connection). I haven't tested everything. My partition structure appears intact (/,/windows, /home, /srv /opt).

    I recommend backing up first, just in case!

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    5,023
    I've never done an upgrade in a VM. But I don't see why you shouldn't be able to do so.
    Of course, a backup via VM snapshot would be prudent.
    Jay

    New users, read this first.
    New Member FAQ
    Registered Linux User #463940
    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help. Please keep it on the public boards.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    near Berea, Kentucky (in a tipi)
    Posts
    47
    Did I misunderstand the original post? I thought it was about updating bare metal without data loss.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •