I downloaded the DVD installer, using “aria2c”. I then “burned” that to a USB. I then booted that USB to install on my main desktop.
This was a clean install. I kept the previous 42.1 on a separate disk area. That way I can boot either.
After installing, I was switching between 42.1 and 42.2. I needed to tweak the new install to suit my needs. And booting to 42.1 allowed me to get my work done. By Thursday, I had completed the switch, and I am now running 42.2.
For my other computers, I updated the already installed RC2 (release candidate 2) to the final version. For that, I plugged in the USB, and made sure that it was enabled as a repo. I then did
# zypper refresh # zypper dup
We should see 42.2 released less than two days from now. So here are a few last minute notes.
Install or update
I am planning to do a full install on my main desktop, where I have not installed the release candidates. Also, I want to see how the full install goes.
On other systems, I will simply update RC2. I checked this morning on my laptop, using
# zypper lu
Release candidate 2 (or RC2) is now out. It was announced earlier today:
As you might expect, I downloaded the iso for the DVD installer, and “burned” that to a USB flash drive. I then did an install using it.
The install went quite well. I followed the same general method as in my install for RC1.
I noticed one change. Early in the install, I was told about “Mesa-dri-nouveau”. This is a new package, broken out from mesa. The notification asked me whether I wanted to accept this package. If I did not accept, then 3D would be emulated in software.
I accepted the package. I cannot test it otherwise.
Unfortunately, it does not work well enough with my nvidia card.