[Cialug] RE: SuSE upgrades
carl-olsen at mchsi.com
Sat Oct 13 22:11:15 CDT 2007
I just did the update from SUSE 9.3 to SUSE 10.2 on my web server. The Mono
stuff broke, but everything else works just fine. I only have two web sites
on the server and they are both working perfectly (PHP 5 and MySQL 5), so
the update was successful as far as I'm concerned. The stuff the broke was
just stuff I was playing around with, so nothing important got broken. I'll
do the update to SUSE 10.3 one of these days.
From: Michael Watson [mailto:watsonm011 at hawaii.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 6:45 PM
To: cialug at cialug.org
Cc: carl-olsen at mchsi.com
Subject: SuSE upgrades
Just did a 9.3 to 10.2 upgrade on two different PCs (and a 10.2 -> 10.3
on my laptop last night). Worked OK for the x86 PC, but not on the
x86_64, the install errors with a specific message that it can't do 9.3
to 10.2 x86_64. So I did a full install on that one. I don't imagine
9.3 -> 10.3 should be much different...
Except you may want to note that 10.3 changes the first disk from
/dev/hda to /dev/sda. The release notes say you can inhibit this by
adding 'hwprobe=-modules.pata' (or similar) to the kernel parameters,
but I didn't see this until after the upgrade was done, and my fstab had
already been updated. Not a problem on the laptop (my testbed as well
as travel computer), but I've got an IDE/SATA mix on my main PC, and
this should make that an interesting upgrade. I need to research if
this can/should be done on the command line on the DVD install boot,
and/or added to the GRUB parameters, or what (like maybe it assumes no
IDE drives at all?) Maybe a post-upgrade fstab fix is the simplest path.
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 17:31:31 +0000
From: carl-olsen at mchsi.com
Subject: [Cialug] SUSE 9.3
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group <cialug at cialug.org
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I did an update from SUSE 10.2 to SUSE 10.3 last night. Last week, I
update from SUSE 10.1 to SUSE 10.2. This seems to be fairly easy.
I'm wondering if I can do an update from SUSE 9.3 to SUSE 10.3 and have
just as easy.
Does anyone know if I can update directly to SUSE 10.3 from SUSE 9.3
doing each version update one at a time?
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