[Gllug] DVD update to suse 10.0

Christopher Currie ccurrie at usa.net
Thu Jul 13 21:15:20 UTC 2006

On  Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 20:33:11 +0100  "Diana Scott" 
<dianascott1 at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello

> Can anyone advise me how to update suse 9.3 to 10 using its dvd?

> How can I upgrade without losing my orginal settings?

> Please advise.

before doing anything else, back up all your /home directories including 
invisible files, just in case you need to restore your settings from them.

Are you using OpenSuSE 10.0 or the boxed set? if the latter, you are entitled 
to upgrade support from SuSE.

Can you boot the system from the DVD? If so, it should be straightforward to 
install and then choose upgrade as soon as you are given the chance on the 
menu. That should allow you to keep your settings (with minor exceptions: see 

 I can't give much advice because I upgraded directly from 9.3 to 10.1, which 
has Novell's new spatchcocked dual installation-source and online-upgrade 

Some packages will have been replaced by major upgrades, or discarded, in 
10.0, so you won't be able to keep your settings for those, but you should 
for everything else. 

Apart from the new online-upgrade system and the problems with NVIDIA graphics 
drivers (neither of which apply to 10.0, AFAIK,) I'm very pleased with the 
upgrade and have been able to stick to what I want to stick to.


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