How to replace your laptop’s harddisk with a SSD without having to reinstall linux

I just finished a major heart surgery on my laptop. Many thanks to the guys who made some youtube tutorials about taking that laptop apart! The Acer E5-571G is definitely NOT built to be taken (apart) lightly (Here is the german tutorial that I was following, and here is an english one). After swapping out the 2x 4G memory modules Continue reading How to replace your laptop’s harddisk with a SSD without having to reinstall linux

Live upgrade: openSUSE 13.1 -> openSUSE 13.2

I’ve done it again… a live upgrade from openSUSE 13.1 to 13.2. I’ve been following the usual process that I’ve outlined in a few posts so far, and it went pretty smoothly on three different computers. The actual process has evolved into this: run this script (after editing to fix the version numbers): #!/bin/bash old=13.1 new=13.2 repodir=/etc/zypp/repos.d newrepodir=/etc/zypp/repos.d_${new} mkdir -p Continue reading Live upgrade: openSUSE 13.1 -> openSUSE 13.2